Much of the talk surrounding this past week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am has centered around Tiger Woods' (sudden) inability to close -- and for good reason. But let's give Phil Mickelson a little bit of credit.
Lefty, long in the shadow of Woods, made the most of the superstars' pairings on Sunday, delivering one of the best performances of his storied career. Mickelson fired a 64 -- three shots better than anyone else in the final round -- to blow past Woods and the rest of the field to pick up his 40th career PGA Tour win. Here are the highlights:
As good as Mickelson was, Woods was just as bad. After seemingly being in complete control of his golf game, Tiger struggled mightily on Sunday, in particular on Pebble's greens.
Woods wound up with a 75 and a T-15. In the old days, an 11-shot drubbing at the hands of one of his rivals would have been unthinkable, but at the very least, it almost certainly would have served as huge motivation for Tiger to deliver a healthy dose of payback in their next meeting. But now, after two and a half years of Woods going winless on the PGA Tour, it's impossible to know what to expect in this saga.
-- Alex Myers