The best notes, stats and trends from Phil Mickelson’s final-round comeback from six shots down to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
This was the third straight PGA Tour Event to feature a huge comeback in the final round. Brandt Snedeker rallied from seven shots down after three rounds to win the Farmers Insurance Open. Kyle Stanley won the next event, the Waste Management Phoenix Open, by rallying from eight shots back after 54 holes.
Putting in Final Round
2012 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
The win gave Mickelson 40 PGA Tour wins, ninth-most all-time. He needs five more wins to catch fellow Hall-of-Famer Walter Hagen, who is eighth with 45. Of Mickelson's 40 wins, 17 have been in come-from-behind fashion.
This matched the largest final-round comeback in Mickelson’s career. He also came back from six shots down in the final round to win the 2000 Mastercard Colonial.
Mickelson’s 64 was his second-best score in a round at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. His best was a 62 in the first round in 2005. Mickelson also had two other first rounds of 65, in 1998 and 2007. On all four occasions in which he’s had a round of 65 or better, he’s won the tournament.
Mickelson’s 64 was one shot off of his best score in a final round (he’s had four 63s). He also shot a bogey-free round for only the second time this season.
This was a rare instance in which Tiger Woods got close to the top, but couldn’t finish strong. It was only the fourth time that Woods entered a final round in third place or better and then shot 75 or worse.
With today's performance, Mickelson has now outplayed AND finished better than Tiger Woods in five straight tournaments when the two were paired together in the final round.
Woods hasn't finished higher than Mickelson when they played together in Round 4 since they finished 1-2 at the 2005 Ford Championship at Doral.