PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.– Phil Mickelson advised his fellow PGA Tour pros Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am that “hitting bombs” isn’t all he can still do at 49 years of ages.
He revealed the sort of magic around the environment-friendlies that has actually long been a staple in his success.
“I had a pretty good day with my short game,” Mickelson stated.
He just struck 9 environment-friendlies in law on a chilly, gusty day at Pebble Beach Golf Links however rushed to a 5-under-par 67 to provide himself a possibility to win a document 6th AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am He’s round behind Nick Taylor.
Mickelson holed out two times in the round however terrified the opening a lot extra.
At the 7th, from a tricky place calling for a fragile shot, he practically holed out, conserving a the same level that seemed like a birdie.
“Didn’t go in, but it was the second best I’ve ever hit,” he stated. “I was just trying to not make 5. I was trying to get on the green and just make a 4, give myself a putt at a par. But it came out great.”
So what was his finest shelter shot?
“I made one in the final round at Memorial, Muirfield Village, the old 16th hole, from under the lip, plugged,” he stated. “I holed that one.”
At the 8 th, Mickelson virtually holed out an additional shelter shot, leaving himself an additional tap-in the same level.
“It was a pretty good day in saving shots,” he stated.
At the 13 th, he did hole out for a birdie from the left greenside shelter.
“It was a really good day in saving shots and hitting shots, but I’m usually OK with a wedge,” he stated.
At the 14 th he holed out once more after bungling a fifty percent wedge to the eco-friendly. He contributed for birdie from before the eco-friendly.
“You’ve just got to get the ball in the hole some way,” he stated.
After missing out on the 18 th eco-friendly to the right, leaving himself in a thick spot of lawn, he opened up the blade of a wedge and also reduced an imposing flop shot over the shelter, interesting the gallery as his round tracked towards the opening prior to sliding past. He made a 5-foot birdie to shut his round.
“I scored well today, on a day that wasn’t easy,” Mickelson stated. “The greens were firm. I thought the wind made it difficult, and I ended up playing really well and making a good score.”