PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Nearly three years since his last win, Phil Mickelson is in position for yet another victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Here’s what You Oughta Know heading into the final round at Pebble, where Mickelson holds a two-shot lead:
• Mickelson has not won since the 2013 Open Championship. His recent results include a T-3 finish at the CareerBuilder Challenge and a T-11 finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
• Mickelson has won this event four times (1998, 2005, 2007, 2012). A win Sunday would tie Mark O’Meara for the most wins in tournament history.
• Mickelson is in search of his 14th career win in California as well as his 14th win at an event utilizing a multiple-course rotation.
• Mickelson is 18-for-22 when trying to convert outright 54-hole leads, but this is his first such opportunity since the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion, when he tied for second.
• Mickelson will play the final round alongside Hiroshi Iwata, who trails by two. Iwata shot a 63 last year at the PGA Championship and earned his Tour card via Web.com Tour Finals last fall.
• Freddie Jacobson is T-3, three shots behind Mickelson. He is making his 280th career start and is in search of his first win since the 2011 Travelers Championship.
• After a second-round 60, Sung Kang is T-3 alongside Jacobson. His best career result is a T-3 at the now-defunct Children’s Miracle Network Classic in 2011.
• Jason Day moved into a tie for eighth with a third-round 68 at Pebble Beach. Day is in search of his fourth career top-10 finish here, and third such result in the last four years.
• Iwata, Kung and Roberto Castro (T-5) are all seeking their first victory. The only players since 1994 to earn their first win at this event are Matt Gogel (2002), Arron Oberholser (2006) and D.A. Points (2011).