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Friday at the AT&T: Mickelson, Spieth Headline Pack of 5 at 10-Under

Phil Mickelson’s high-water mark was 12-under. But he was pleased to finish at 10-under after what turned out to be a rain-soaked second round during the 2019 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

“I’m lucky to get done now and get the round over,” said Mickelson, who birdied his final hole after three straight bogeys on Nos. 6-8. “Guys, unfortunately, are still out there playing in some tough stuff.”

Mickelson finds himself in a five-way tie for first place. Scott Langley, Paul Casey and Lucas Glover all finished their rounds at 10-under, while Jordan Spieth still has two holes remaining in his second round at Spyglass Hill. He’ll finish up at 7:10 a.m. Saturday morning.

“Once it started coming down, it was just trying to hold on for dear life,” said Spieth, who shot a 5-under 31 on his first nine and impressively hasn’t made a bogey in 16 holes. “I felt like I played too well to just make all pars.”

The round of the day went to Casey, who fired a buzzer-beating 7-under 64 at Monterey Peninsula CC. Casey didn’t record a 4 on his back nine en route to a 6-under 31.

“I played a great round of golf and I’m so happy to get done,” said Casey, who went 5-under his last four holes. “We were on the last hole and I heard that horn go.”

Hanging one shot back is Jason Day, who has three holes left in his round at Spyglass Hill. Day was also heating up, with birdies on four of his last five holes when play was called.

Here’s what else happened during an eventful second round at the 2019 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am:

LEADERBOARD

TEE TIMES

IS THIS SPYGLASS HILL OR AUGUSTA NATIONAL?

In what looked like a highlight from the 2010 Masters, Mickelson threaded this incredible all-or-nothing shot through the trees and over a pond on the 14th hole. (Yes, this means Mickelson’s fairway streak is over.)

Mickelson also threw this dart on No. 3. (Side note: we could watch tee shots on this hole all day.)

WHAT’S BETTER THAN 2 EAGLES? A DOUBLE-EAGLE!

We saw both at Pebble Beach. The prodigious Cameron Champ — a winner already this season and the longest driver on the PGA TOUR — eagled Nos. 2 and 6. Champ battled the elements to finish at 2-under, capped by a 10-foot  birdie putt on No. 18 that splashed into the hole before submerging.

But Canadian Roger Sloan, who just earned his PGA TOUR card this fall, accomplished the rarest shot in golf — a double-eagle.

The shot was especially impressive considering Sloan opened his round with a double-bogey. But unfortunately, Sloan’s tournament has been more like the first hole than the second. He’s in 148th place at 8-over.

TONY ROMO LOVES THE CAMERAS

Tony Romo, the darling of playoff football broadcasts on CBS, has a knack for making memorable TV moments on the golf course, too. First, he stuffed this insane shot from the second story of a hospitality tent on the 15th hole at Pebble Beach.

Then, he nipped a perfect wedge from the wrong side of the 17th green:

THE WORST OF THE WEATHER IS OVER

The rain held off until noon, with leaders Mickelson and Glover finishing their rounds shortly before it arrived. Play for the day was ultimately suspended a little after 2 p.m., as TV shots showed the cup on the 18th green overflowing with water.

The second round will resume at 7:10 a.m., with the third round beginning at 8 a.m.

The forecast looks promising for the rest of the tournament. Bring a rain jacket just in case the occasional shower passes through, but it looks like we are in for an exciting weekend of golf!

Can’t make it? Here’s the TV schedule:

  • Saturday: 10-11:45 a.m. (The Golf Channel); Noon to 3 p.m. (CBS)
  • Sunday: 10-11:45 a.m. (The Golf Channel); Noon to 3:30 p.m. (CBS)

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