Mickelson leads as play suspended at Pebble Beach

A member of the ground staff clears hail form the first green

Phil Mickelson closed out victory at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a record-equalling fifth time, holding off Paul Casey in a weather-delayed finish.

CBS will provide live coverage of the event via its website, with coverage starting at 11 a.m. ET and continuing until play is finished.

Mickelson will carry a three-shot lead into the final day, sitting at 18 under through 16 holes. Casey's 16-under total left him three behind Mickelson and one shot ahead of Scott Stallings, who completed a final-round 66 before sunset Sunday.

Mickelson hit 7-iron to 8 feet on the par-3 17th and played it safe down the par-5 18th, making a 6-foot birdie for a three-shot victory.

No doubt, Mickelson wanted to get home to Southern California on Sunday night, and he clearly wasn't concerned about squandering a chance at victory because he couldn't see what he was doing. Casey and FedEx executive Don Colleran had a one-shot lead in the pro-am.

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Mickelson argued that he could "see just fine" on Sunday evening, moments after sunset with two holes remaining.

"It means a lot to me to play the final round as focused and as well as I did", said Mickelson, who started the final round three strokes behind Casey. "Sometimes I get in my little bubble and don't see the big picture".

As for that "longest event in PGA Tour history", it's a mark that seems destined to stand. Mickelson won at the course for the first time in 1998 and the tournament was suspended for six months because of a several days of poor weather on the Monterey Peninsula.

Undoubtedly Mickelson will be the subject of considerable conjecture when the golf world returns to Pebble Beach in June for the 119th playing of the U.S. Open, the major that defines Lefty's bouts of futility more than anything. And while the fairway lines already have been brought in to be much narrower than usual, the rough was light. A missed cut in Phoenix, Mickelson said, was due in part to a driver experimentation that he quickly abandoned. Along with five titles at Pebble Beach, he ties Woods and Billy Casper - all three native Californians - with his 14th career victory in the Golden State.

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