Phil Mickelson won the 2019 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Monday on the same course where his grandfather was a caddie when it opened 100 years ago.
Mickelson notched his fifth win at Pebble Beach Golf Links, his 14th PGA Tour victory in his home state of California and his 44th victory on the PGA Tour.
Once again, Mickelson had his brother, Tim, on the bag.
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— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) February 11, 2019
Here is some of what Lefty had to say afterward:
On what it means to win at Pebble Beach
“Every time I get here, I have all sorts of gratitude for what this place has done for my family, starting with my grandfather, to have my pro career start here, to have this victory. It means alot.”
On what he said to Paul Casey Monday
“I thanked Paul this morning for having us finish in the morning because I get sometimes in my own little bubble that I don’t see the big picture and he really protected both of us. The greens were beat up. We had a chance to come out today on fresh greens, better weather, and be able to see a lot better. I was very appreciative of that. I told him so. Sometimes I get in my little bubble and I don’t see the big picture.”
On the silver dollar he keeps in his pocket
“It’s a 1900 Morgan head silver dollar. My grandfather, in fourth grade, got pulled out of school to work and provide for the family. And he always felt poor. He would go days sometime without eating, but he would keep this silver dollar in his pocket because every time he reached in and rubbed it, he did not feel poor. It has a special meaning for me.”
On what this does for the U.S. Open at Pebble in June
“Absolutely nothing. It’s nothing like the course we’ll see. I’m hitting drivers and trying to bomb it down there and hit wedges in. The rough will be so different and the greens will be so firm, it will be a whole different golf course. I’ll deal with that in six months.”