Golden State warrior: Phil Mickelson's 14 PGA Tour victories in California

Rex Christensen
February 13, 2019

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Casey returned to the fray today, tapped in his par save at 16 and then preceded to par the par three 17th and birdie the par five 18th but it wasn't enough to reel in Mickelson who also finished 3-4.

"It worked out really well for us both and he made that tough call".

What excites him is that he's putting as well as he has at any time in his career and has found an extra "5-6 miles per hour swing speed" he believes that could be the key at the Masters, even if he conceded that winning 50 times on the PGA Tour might prove a challenge. Casey and FedEx executive Don Colleran had a one-shot lead in the pro-am.

His first one also was a Monday finish, when players returned in August - more than six months later - to finish the third round of the weather-plagued tournament to make it official. "I thanked Paul this morning for having us finish in the morning because I get sometimes in my own little bubble that I don't see the big picture", he told Golf Channel's Peter Kostis after the tournament. Mickelson was on the 17th tee, shaking his head when he heard the siren to stop play.

However, the 5-time Major victor hasn't been as animated on the golf course as usual, and he revealed that's down to his personal relationship with Casey.

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Though the series is lost, he said the match was far from being irrelevant. "I think it should stay on the field". An altercation between the pair took place on the third day of the third Test in St Lucia on Monday.

The victory, Mickelson's first since the WGC-Mexico Championship last March and first on US soil in six years, carries special significance for him. All four players return to Pebble along with numerous game's best, including Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau and Jason Day.

Casey took a three-shot lead into the final round but ends the week three strokes back after a one-under 71, with the two-time PGA Tour victor finding plenty of positives heading into this week's Genesis Open.

And while the fairway lines already have been cut much tighter at Pebble, the conditions were so soft that balls plugged in the fairway when they landed and greens easily held shots even from the rough.

"It's nothing like the course we'll see", Mickelson said. "It's a totally different golf course".

Woods posted consecutive rounds of 71 and he needed to post a low number to get near the top of the leaderboard heading into the final day, and while it didn't pan out for Woods, the improvement was impossible to ignore. This morning we came out and the greens were much better.

Scot Russell Knox closed at nine under after a fourth-round level-par 72, one shot clear of Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell.

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