Like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, Phil Mickelson does his best work when no one's paying attention.
Coming into Sunday at the AT&T National Pebble Beach Pro-Am, exactly no one outside of Phil's Phanatics was paying attention to Mickelson, despite the fact that he was within sight of 54-hole leader Charlie Wi. No, the story of the evening was Tiger Woods and if he could close out a full-field tournament for the first time in more than two years. (Spoiler: no.) Mickelson, as he's done at so many tournaments, simply lay in the weeds, waiting for his chance, calmly keeping his head as those all around him on the leaderboard were losing theirs.
The result? One of Mickelson's most dominating wins ever, an 8-under bogey-free triumph from start to finish at one of the world's signature golf courses.
"What a round," said Mickelson's wife, Amy, while embracing him as he came off the 18th green. "Are you kidding me?"
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