Phil Mickelson: 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Winner


Another fantastic finish on the PGA Tour, with everyone’s favorite player coming out on top.  Phil Mickelson shots a 8 under 64 on the final day of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to best Charlie Wi, Tiger Woods (who shot a 3 over 75 on Sunday), Ricky Barnes and a few other notables.  With today’s win Phil Mickelson breaks into the top 10 of the most wins on the PGA Tour.  Phil knocks out his 40th win on the PGA Tour to become the 9th player with the most wins on an elite list of super stars.

1 Sam Snead 1912–2002  United States 82 7 1936–1965 30
2 Jack Nicklaus 1940–  United States 73 18 1962–1986 25
3 Tiger Woods 1975–  United States 71 14 1996–2009 14
4 Ben Hogan 1912–1997  United States 64 9 1938–1959 22
5 Arnold Palmer 1929–  United States 62 7 1955–1973 19
6 Byron Nelson 1912–2006  United States 52 5 1935–1951 17
7 Billy Casper 1931–  United States 51 3 1956–1975 20
8 Walter Hagen 1892–1969  United States 45 11 1914–1936 23
9 Cary Middlecoff 1921–1998  United States 40 3 1945–1961 17
Phil Mickelson 1970–  United States 40 4 1991–2012 22
11 Gene Sarazen 1902–1999  United States 39 7 1922–1941 20
Tom Watson 1949–  United States 39 8 1974–1998 25

A big shout out to Chicago native Keven Streelman, who was in the hunt for his first PGA Tour victory until an uncharacteristic 7 on the 72nd hole.  Still a very nice finish, and a great learning experience for Mr. Streelman.  I do have to say that for the last three weeks in a row on the PGA Tour the Saturday leader goes a little crazy on the last day of the tournament to take himself out of the tournament.  Charlie Wi did right his ship on the back nine to put himself in a position to catch Phil, but Phil was to far gone at that point.

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