Barclays-sponsored golfer Phil Mickelson captured his 40th career PGA TOUR victory in dramatic fashion on Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which took place on the Monterey Peninsula in California.
After starting the final day six strokes behind the leader, Phil put together a remarkable round that netted him an eight under par 64 for the day, and 17 under par for the tournament.
Phil’s final round included one eagle, six birdies and not a single bogey.
This was his lowest career final-round score at Pebble Beach Golf Links, surpassing his previous low of 66 in 2007.
This was also his fourth career victory at this event, following previous wins in 1998, 2005 and 2007. Only Mark O’Meara has won the tournament more times at five victories.
The tournament was part of a pro/amateur team competition that featured a number of celebrities, such as Bill Murray, actor and comedian, and Bill Belichick, head coach of the US National Football League team New England Patriots.
Phil’s amateur partner was Skip McGee, Barclays Head of Global Investment Banking, and they were paired with Tiger Woods and Tony Romo, quarterback from the Dallas Cowboys football team. Phil and Skip finished tied for sixth with a score of 29 under.
Phil earned US$1,152,000 for the win and moves to fifth in the FedExCup standings with 562 points.
He travels to Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles this week to compete in the Northern Trust Open.