HolyCoast: Lefty Wins At AT&T

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Lefty Wins At AT&T

Not a commie, but the good kind of lefty: Phil Mickelson:
Phil Mickelson, who made par putts of 31 and 38 feet, also made some birdies as he won his fourth AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am title Sunday and his 40th PGA Tour title.

Mickelson, whose wife, Amy, was teary-eyed in the crowd, shot an eight-under-par 64, the best round of the day.

"This feels just amazing," said Mickelson, who won $1.152 million. "It feels awesome and hopefully it's just one of a few to come this year because I'm starting to feel pretty good."

Mickelson was playing in the second-to-last group with Tiger Woods, who shot a 75 and finished tied for 15th at eight under after surging into third place Saturday, a shot ahead of Mickelson. But Mickelson's play Sunday seemed to demoralize Woods, whose body language by the finish was that of a man who didn't much like the game.
That picture is the 18th hole at Pebble Beach, a shot I took when I was there in 2005. I've been all the way around the course following my uncle who was playing in a private tournament, and it's a tough, tough course. Beautiful, too. Shooting a 64 is pretty darn amazing.

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