Watch: Phil's final round at Pebble Beach
Phil Mickelson's final-round 64 to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was one of the year's top rounds.
With the 2012 PGA TOUR season now complete, the crew at PGATOUR.COM will debate some of the year’s big questions. Tuesday’s question: What was the best round on TOUR in 2012?
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• Phil Mickelson erased a six-shot deficit in six holes en route to a final-round 64 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, winning the event for the fourth time, capturing his 40th TOUR title, and dusting his final-round playing partner Tiger Woods by a resounding 11 shots that day. — John Swantek, host, On The Tee
• Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and Vijay Singh was beautiful on Friday at the PGA Championship. The Kiawah Course was turned into a wind tunnel with 30 mph gusts blowing bogeys all over the oceanside links. How hard was it? More players shot in the 90s than in the 60s. Singh turned in a 69 at the age of 49. The most impressive round of the year. — Fred Albers, PGA TOUR Insider
• Tommy Gainey’s final-round at The McGladrey Classic. Pouring in birdie after birdie for a 10-under 60 is no small feat – especially with Sunday pressure and the possibility of your first PGA TOUR win looming large. – Bill Cooney, Producer
• Winning the hometown event is never easy, but Zach Johnson finally got the W at the John Deere Classic with a bogey-free 65 and then a brilliant fairway bunker shot on the second hole of a playoff against Troy Matteson. A little under the radar on this list but still one of the great rounds of 2012. – John Schwarb, Producer
• Rory McIlroy’s Sunday at Kiawah Island. In a season that he saw the majority of third-round leaders crumble under pressure, he never looked back with a bogey-free 6 under 66 to cap off the most dominating performance in PGA Championship history. — Amanda Balionis, host, PGA TOUR Today
• Tiger’s final-round 62 at PGA National at The Honda Classic. Two eagles, four birdies, no bogeys on one of the hardest courses in the world — on a Sunday. He was hitting it 315 and straight — and he made everything he looked at. – Ryan Smithson, Producer
• Brian Harman’s 61 at PGA National. The Bear Trap may have lost some of its bite during The Honda Classic this year, but Harman’s 61 was a beautiful round, three better than anyone in the field that day. To flirt with 59 at PGA National is one thing, to do it with a bogey on a short par 4 is something else. It was incredible to watch. – Chris Dunham, Producer
• Charlie Beljan’s second-round 64 at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic. How many rounds of golf can be described as a “death-defying” experience? It was courageous and surreal at the same time. It may not have been the best played round on TOUR this year but it was certainly among the most compelling. – Mike McAllister, Managing Editor
• I’m tempted to say McIlroy’s final round 66 at the PGA Championship because that really was the single best round anyone played all year, but I’ll go with Mickelson’s 64 at Pebble Beach, which had some serious fireworks to it. Tiger brings out the best in Phil. – Brian Wacker, Producer
• You don’t get too many chances to shoot 59 so I have to go with Gainey’s finale at McGladrey. He missed the 20-footer on the last hole at Sea Island, but he got something even better — his first TOUR victory. – Helen Ross, Chief of Correspondents
• With all the talk centering around a showdown with Woods, Mickelson made sure it was never close in the final round at Pebble Beach. – D.J. Piehowski, Social Media Coordinator
• Gainey’s final round at McGladrey. Now with his card secure for two more years, it will be fun to watch Tommy play with nothing to lose. – Lauren Teague, Social Media Manager
• It would be easy to circle Marc Leishman’s closing 62 at the Travelers Championship or Gainey’s final-round 60 at McGladrey, given that both broke through for their first PGA TOUR wins, but Mickelson’s final round at Pebble Beach was the most special. – Rob Bolton, Fantasy Expert
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