Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods were paired together for the 30th time in their careers during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National.
They are two of today’s biggest golf stars and have a combined total of 111 PGA Tour wins and eight major championships.
Phil shot a round best 64 to come from six shots behind to win the tournament by two shots over 3rd round leader Charlie Wi. While Tiger, who looked good through the first three rounds, fell apart and shot a 75 to finish nine strokes behind Mickelson.
The win gave Mickelson his 40th career PGA victory, and he surpassed Tom Watson and Cary Middlecoff for 9th on the all-time wins list.
“Phil’s a big-stage kind of guy,” said Jim “Bones” Mackay, Mickelson’s caddie. “I think it’s fair to say that he enjoys what you saw out there today. He loves playing with Tiger. He loves having the chance to win tournaments. I think he gets fired up to have everybody watching.”
Early in their careers, when the two have been paired together, Woods dominated over Mickelson, but over the last several years there has been a swing in the pairing’s outcomes.
“He seems to bring out the best in me,” Mickelson said of Woods.