Phil Mickelson was part of a tie for first place Friday when the game was suspended due to heavy rain during the second round from the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in Northern California.
Mickelson posted a four-under-par 68 on Spyglass Hill, for a score of 10 under everything, before the rain began, accompanied by high winds. Lucas Glover, Scott Langley and Paul Casey were also under par 10, just like Jordan Spieth, who was number 16 when the game was suspended for the day.
Glover shot a six-under-66 on Pebble Beach to reach 10 below, and Paul Casey turned in the low round on Friday with a 64, fires five birdies, an eagle and no bogeys on Monterey Peninsula , the easiest of the three courses used during the tournament.
Brian Gay, who led Langley for the first round, struggled on Friday to a 72nd place on Spyglass Hill and was the same for the eighth inning. Dustin Johnson, a two-time winner in this tournament, shot two in his round at Spyglass Hill to fall to three in total with two more holes in his round.
After an opening round in which he did not miss a fairway, Mickelson wrestled with his accuracy of the t-shirt and had successive bogeys on Nos. 6, 7 and 8.
But Mickelson & # 39; s solid exhausted him and he thanked his familiarity with the tricky poa annua of the green course for his success at the tournament, where he is a four-time champion.
In his previous four victories, Mickelson was twice the leader or co-leader after 36 holes, one-third chained and the same for eighth time.
Mickelson, 48, said that as he came from a disappointing 2018, when he scored only one victory, he made an adjustment that allowed him to pick up five to six miles per hour in his racing speed, which leads to more self-confidence of the tee.
"That rarely happens to anyone, let alone someone in their late forties," he said. "That led me to be reasonably optimistic in the run-up to this year, which I think will lead to a number of good things.
" If you want to deviate from the T-part, you know sure it will take a long time. And that's a bit like I'm trying to approach. "
Cameron Champ, a rookie of the PGA Tour, was on the 18th hole when the horn sounded, he chose to finish the hole, to chip on the green, where there was water, and then let the grounds crew mop a path to the hole, Champ hit the putt, and the ball splashed into a cup full of water, bringing him down to the bottom of the tournament for two.