The Niagara Falls Review
Lefty eyes Pebble Beach record
With win, Mickleson would tie ‘King of Pebble Beach’
Phil Mickelson returns to one of his favourites venues for this week’s Pebble Beach National Pro- Am, bidding for a recordequalling fifth victory before taking a short break from the PGA Tour for family time.
The American world No. 4 claimed the most recent of his four titles in the picturesque surrounds of Pebble Beach Golf Links in 2012, and has been largely encouraged by his form so far this year.
He tied for second at the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi Championship in his first start of 2014 and, though he withdrew after the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open the next week due to back pain, believes he is close to his best. his family.
Should Mickelson triumph on Sunday, he would emulate the achievement of fellow American Mark O’Meara who won the tournament five times between 1985 and 1997 to earn the nickname “King of Pebble Beach.”
Basketball: High school zone 3 boys: A.N. Myer at St. Paul (senior), E.L. Crossle at Westlane (senior), 3:30 p.m.; High school zone 4 boys: Blessed Trinity vs. Holy Cross, Virgil Arena, 3 p.m., Eden vs. St. Francis, Seymour-Hannah, 3 p.m., Sir Winston vs. Governor Simcoe, Seymour-Hannah, 3:15 p.m.
Hockey: GOJHL Golden Horseshoe Conference: Caledonia Corvairs at Thorold Blackhawks, Thorold Arena, 7:07 p.m.; Niagara District junior C playoffs Game 3: Dundas Blues at Chippawa Riverhawks, Gale Centre, 7:30 p.m.