Phil Mickelson won the Pebble Beach Pro-Am by three strokes on Monday, equalling Mark O'Meara's record of five victories in the storied northern California
Mickelson recorded his 44th PGA Tour victory in style with a closing seven-under-par 65 at Pebble Beach.
He finished at 19-under 268, while Englishman Paul Casey (71) birdied the final hole for second place on 16-under.
-19 P Mickelson (US);
-16 P Casey (Eng);
-15 S Stallings (US);
-13 J Day (Aus); S Kim (S Kor)
-9 R Knox (Sco);
-8 G McDowell (NI);
-6 T Fleetwood (Eng)
Mickelson and Casey were the only players who did not complete the event on Sunday night.
Mickelson sealed victory with a tap-in par at the 17th and a birdie at the last to match Tiger Woods with 14 victories in his native California.
Mickelson tied Mark O'Meara's record with his fifth victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach, the first one also a Monday finish in 1998 because of bad weather, with one big difference - that Monday finish was more than six months later in August.
Mickelson argued that he could 'see just fine' on Sunday evening, moments after sunset with two holes remaining. Casey said there was no way to finish and they had to return Monday morning.
Mickelson, seen shaking his head when the horn sounded Sunday night, said he thanked Casey on Monday morning for holding his ground because it was fair to both of them.
'Sometimes I get in my own bubble,' Mickelson said.
Mickelson won on American soil for the first time since the Phoenix Open in 2013. He won that summer's British Open at Muirfield and last year's Mexico Championship.
The look on Phil's face when the horn blew. pic.twitter.com/9A2SNz1qvt
— Skratch (@Skratch) February 11, 2019
He will return to Pebble Beach in June for the U.S. Open, where he made his pro debut in 1992. The US Open remains the final piece missing for him to complete the career Grand Slam, though Lefty was quick to caution that this week had no bearing on this summer.
Pebble Beach was so soft that balls were plugging in the fairway when they landed. And while the fairway lines already have been brought in to be much narrower than usual, the rough was light.
'It's nothing like the course we'll see,' Mickelson said. 'I'll deal with that in six months.'