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Pebble Beach: Phil Mickelson has a one-shot lead after nine

February 12, 2012 | 12:48 pm


In the battle between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, playing together in the second-to-last group Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Mickelson has owned all the good shots and none of the bad.

With the final groups making the turn, Mickelson has taken a one-shot lead over Kevin Streeleman after a 31 on the front nine that was highlighted by an eagle three on the par-five sixth hole.

Woods, who started the final round a shot ahead of Mickelson, had a 38 on the front nine and finished with three straight bogeys.

Woods is nine under par heading into the back nine, tied for 10th and unlikely to get a win here in his first PGA Tour start of the season.

Charlie Wi, who opened the tournament with a 61 and led after every round, double-bogeyed the first hole by four-putting and is now at 12 under, two shots behind Mickelson and tied with Ricky Barnes.

Streeleman, who like Wi has never won on the tour, is at 13 under through 12.


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-- Diane Pucin, reporting from Pebble Beach

Photo: Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot at No. 7 on Sunday during the final round at Pebble Beach. Credit: Ezra Shaw / Getty Images