5 Things To Know: Mickelson Shares Pebble Beach Lead at Halftime

Five things to know after the rain-shortened second round of the 2019 Pebble Beach Pro-Am, where Phil Mickelson holds a share of the lead on 10-under par.

  1. On Top: Despite three-straight bogeys on Nos. 6-8 at Spyglass Hill (his 15th-17th), Phil Mickelson carded a 68 to reach 10-under par and secure a share of the halftime lead at 10-under par.
  2. Off Target: On Thursday, Mickelson hit all 13 fairways at Monterrey, but on Friday he wasn’t quite as accurate, finding just six of 14 at a very wet Spyglass.
  3. Co-Leaders: Joining Mickelson on top of the scoreboards at Pebble Beach were Lucas Glover (68-66), Scott Langley (64-69), and Paul Casey (69-64). Jordan Spieth was also 10-under through 16 holes.
  4. In the Hunt: Former world No. 1 Jason Day was alone in sixth-place on 9-under par (thru 15 holes).
  5. Ugly Defense: 2018 surprise winner Ted Potter Jr. followed up a first-day 82 with a 2-over par thru 17 holes, and will miss the cut by a mile.

 

TOP 5 LEADERS

Pos-Player-To Par (Today)
1. Phil Mickelson -10 (-4)
1. Scott Langley -10 (-3)
1. Lucas Glover -10 (-6)
1. Paul Casey -10 (-7)
1. Jordan Spieth -10 (-5)*
Thru 16 Holes

VIDEO: ROUND-2 HIGHLIGHTS

EXIT QUESTION FOR PHIL MICKELSON

Obviously it was a little tough finish but the birdie there at 9 had to be huge for you.

MICKELSON: Yeah, it’s nice. I hate not finishing the round off like that and making three bogeys after having a pretty good round going in.

And it just, but I guess to make one on the last, that was a long, tough hard hole that’s usually a driver, eight or 9-iron, and I had to whistle a 4-iron in after a good drive.

It was just a little bit more difficult conditions. I’m also lucky to get done now and get the round over with and have, guys unfortunately are still out there playing in some tough stuff.

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