Mickelson, Casey book Monday PGA finish

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It's his 44th career PGA Tour title, and fifth at Pebble Beach, tying Mark O'Meara for most in the event's history. He was on even par for the round when play was suspended. Just as he and Casey were about to tee off for the start of their round on Sunday, severe weather hit the Monterey Peninsula, covering Pebble Beach in hailstones.

With two delays approaching three hours, it appeared certain the final round would not be completed Sunday.

It was a decision Mickelson clearly disagreed with, visibly shaking his head when the horn blew to officially halt play.

Mickelson briefly went three ahead after converting from eight feet at the 13th, before picking up a sixth birdie of the day at the par-five next to match Casey's 15-footer from the fringe.

Phil Mickelson was not happy at having to return on Tuesday to play the final two holes after bad light stopped play.

"We've got two tough holes left and I don't want to jump the gun and get past that", Mickelson said. "He protected both of us". The greens were beat up. "It's dark and we're going to have a good chance tomorrow to come out on fresh greens. I was very appreciative of that, and I told him that".

It also would be his first victory on American soil since the Phoenix Open six years ago. He had opened the week with a 69 at Pebble Beach, but that was in much nicer conditions that what he and the rest of the field faced on Sunday.

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"This really is a special place for me, going back to 1919 when my grandfather was one of the initial caddies here", the 48-year-old said after becoming the oldest victor of the event.

It's the course where his grandfather worked as a caddie and where he began his pro career.

The last time the final round was played on Monday was in 2000, when Tiger Woods rallied from a five-shot deficit.

Mickelson needs to win the US Open to complete the Major Grand Slam and with Father Time accelerating along, playing this year at a venue that he knows so well and that he plays so well, offers him a chance.

For years, Mickelson, 48, has rebuffed talk of his age, choosing to focus on aspects that encouraged him going forward even through a four-year stretch without a victory. "[It means] absolutely nothing", he said.

"It's nothing like the course we'll see", Mickelson said.

The course will be completely different in June, with the rough taller and the greens firmer and no amateurs to take the edge off the proceedings.

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