Not even Mike Weir could stop the charge that came from Phil Mickelson at the 2005 Pebble Beach Pro Am this past weekend.
Canadian Weir came close with the best round of the day, a 5-under 67. Even when Phil dropped his lead down to 4 strokes after bogeying on the ninth and tenth holes, he rebounded with a birdie on the 11th. This was the shot he needed to regain confidence in his game and finally win for the second time this year.
Mickelson is no stranger to dramatic finishes.
He rarely plays it safe, although when he does, he winds up easily demolishing the competition. For the first 3 rounds, Phil pushed through all of the competitors in the field, at one time having a 7 shot lead.
This is Mickelson's 25th win on the PGA Tour.
Now at over $2 million in earnings, he sits atop the money list, with Singh and Tiger trailing in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Mickelson is now also the world's 4th ranked player, overtaking Retief Goosen with last week's win at the FBR Open.
Phil will now rest for one week. He will not play at the Nissan Open, where Mike Weir will defend his title. Tiger will be among the PGA Tour players in the field, so look for an action-packed tournament.