Mickelson leads as play suspended at Pebble Beach

Ruben Hill
February 11, 2019

Golfers have been battling severe weather conditions the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am all weekend.

The late-morning hail quickly covered the greens and gave officials no choice but to suspend play, even before the leaders had teed off in northern California.

The final round was delayed for several hours.

About the only thing that didn't go Mickelson's way was the timing.

Watch the conclusion of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am live on Monday from 4pm on Sky Sports Golf! . The delays have pushed the final round to Monday where play will resume at 8 a.m. PST. However, Stallings and the rest of the top 10 have completed their final round.

And if the rain and hail weren't enough, the wind chill dipped into the upper 30s.

Such days were known as "Crosby weather" when Bing Crosby was the tournament host for the better part of a half-century.

The tournament has been on a great run for the last two decades, with a few exceptions.

The start of play was delayed by an hour because of rain and was halted for another two hours due to a hail storm, leaving the final group unable to finish their round before darkness fell in California.

Jason Day and Si Woo Kim are tied for fourth place (13 under).

Mickelson held a three-shot cushion with two holes remaining and was six under for his round when play was suspended at 5.55pm PT (1.55am GMT), much to the American's disappointment, with overnight leader Paul Casey in a share of second alongside clubhouse leader Scott Stallings. That was in 1998, when rain soaked the Monterey Peninsula in February, and the PGA Tour chose to play the third round the day after the PGA Championship ended up the Pacific coast at Sahalee.

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