Phil Mickelson up to 17 in OWGR after Pebble win

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Phil Mickelson watch his tee shot at 18 during the conclusion of the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Overnight leader Casey had a three-shot advantage over Mickelson at the start of the day, but the five-time major victor made up the deficit with three birdies in the front nine and three more after the turn.

Phil Mickelson has won the weather-affected AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am and [1000.0] shot, David Law, has won the ISPS Handa Vic Open.

Beginning the day three strokes off the pace, Mickelson matched Casey's birdie at the par-five second and holed a 10-footer at the fourth to cut the lead to two.

I also think Casey's request to play the final two holes on Monday morning was the right one if fading light meant that it would be impossible to conclude on Sunday evening.

Mickelson, gunning for a 44th US PGA Tour title, was unfazed by the uncertainty.

The American is on 18 under with two holes left to play, with playing partner Paul Casey on 15 under.

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"It's dark and we have a chance to come out tomorrow on fresh greens". "I don't want to put Paul in a bad spot".

"It has been a special week for me", Mickelson said.

"This really is a special place for me, going back to 1919 when my grandfather was one of the initial caddies here", the 48-year-old said after becoming the oldest victor of the event.

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.

"So at the end of past year, even though I played poorly, I had something happen where it seemed like overnight - it had really been in the works - where my driver speed shot up 5, 6 miles an hour, which rarely ever happens to anybody, let alone somebody in their late 40s", he said. He had opened the week with a 69 at Pebble Beach, but that was in much nicer conditions that what he and the rest of the field faced on Sunday. They got pretty rough this afternoon so I totally get it. And in 1992 he made his first start as a professional at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

For years, Mickelson, 48, has rebuffed talk of his age, choosing to focus on aspects that encouraged him going forward even through a four-year stretch without a victory. "But I'll deal with that in [four] months". Six runner-up finishes, some in the most heartbreaking fashion, dot his career, the tournament keeping him from a career Grand Slam.

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