Mick­el­son beats all but the dark

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on the same hole when Mick­el­son tried to lobby for them to fin­ish, even in the dark.

Casey was at 15 un­der, tied with Scott Stallings, who closed with a 66. Along with an out­side chance at forc­ing a play­off, fin­ish­ing alone in se­cond in­stead of a tie is a dif­fer­ence of $152,000, along with world rank­ing points and FedEx Cup points. Casey and FedEx ex­ec­u­tive

Don Colleran had a oneshot lead in the pro-am.

Ja­son Day closed with a 68 and was tied for fourth at 13-un­der 175 with Si Woo

Kim (68).

Phil Mick­el­son put him­self on the brink of a fifth vic­tory in the AT&T Peb­ble Beach Pro-Am by turn­ing a three-stroke deficit into a three-shot lead when a wild day of weather kept him from fin­ish­ing.

Mick­el­son was bo­geyfree with six birdies, and he made his big run start­ing with a 9-iron to within a foot be­hind the cup on the par-4 ninth. That was start of a five-hole stretch when Mick­el­son made three birdies and Paul Casey had two bo­geys.

The fi­nal round started an hour late be­cause of rain, and then it was de­layed two more hours when sun­shine gave way to a hail storm in a mat­ter of min­utes, cov­er­ing the putting greens in a sheet of white.

Mick­el­son was at 18un­der par through 16 holes. Casey had a 3-foot par putt

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