Golf: Mickelson wins Pebble Beach Pro-Am a record-equalling fifth time

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FILE PHOTO: February 10, 2019; Pebble Beach, CA, USA; Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

FILE PHOTO: PGA: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - Final Round

FILE PHOTO: February 10, 2019; Pebble Beach, CA, USA; Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - Phil Mickelson won the Pebble Beach Pro-Am by three strokes on Monday, equaling Mark O'Meara's record of five victories in the storied northern California event.

Mickelson recorded his 44th PGA Tour victory in style with a closing seven-under-par 65 at Pebble Beach.

He finished at 19-under 268, while Englishman Paul Casey (71) birdied the final hole for second place on 16-under.

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Mickelson and Casey were the only players who did not complete the event on Sunday night.

Mickelson sealed victory with a tap-in par at the 17th and a birdie at the last to match Tiger Woods with 14 victories in his native California.

(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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