PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Phil Mickelson had everything go his way Sunday in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He just could not beat the darkness.
On a wild day of weather even by Pebble Beach standards, sunshine gave way to a hail storm that covered the greens in a sheet of white in a matter of minutes. The delay kept Mickelson from finishing off a remarkable rally in which he turned a three-shot deficit against Paul Casey into a three-shot lead until it was too dark to finish the last two holes. Mickelson at least wanted to try.
“I can see fine,” he said to a PGA Tour rules official as they walked up the 16th fairway. “I don’t want to put Paul in a bad spot.”
Casey simply could not see, and it was not possible to finish all 18 holes.
Lost in the late start — one hour delay from rain, a two-hour suspension from hail — was sheer brilliance from the 48-year-old Mickelson who did not come remotely close to making a bogey and was on the brink of a fifth victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Play is scheduled to resume at 8 a.m. Monday.
Langer sets tournament record in win: BOCA RATON, Fla. — Bernhard Langer made himself at home in the Oasis Championship. Playing 10 minutes from his house, the 61-year-old German star closed with a 7-under 65 in windy conditions at The Old Course at Broken Sound for a five-stroke victory. He finished at a tournament-record 19-under 197 for his 39th victory on the 50-and-over circuit and earned $255,000 to break Hale Irwin’s tour career record with $27,196,504.
Frenchwoman takes Vic Open: BARWON HEADS, Australia — Celine Boutier of France won the ISPS Handa Vic Open for her first LPGA Tour title, shooting an even-par 72 for a two-stroke victory at 13th Beach Golf Links. Boutier finished at 8-under 281 to become the fourth French winner in LPGA Tour history.
Law rallies to top European Tour event: BARWON HEADS, Australia — Scotland’s David Law overcame a three-stroke deficit on the final three holes to win the ISPS Handa Vic Open for his first European Tour title. Law birdied the par-4 16th and made an 8-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke victory.
Canadian edges field for Panama Championship: PANAMA CITY — Michael Gligic of Canada closed with a 5-under 65 for a one-shot victory in the Panama Championship, his first victory in nearly seven years.