Casey Leads Att Pebble Beach But Day Not Without Hope

  • Casey Leads Att Pebble Beach But Day Not Without Hope

Casey Leads Att Pebble Beach But Day Not Without Hope

He sits six shots behind clubhouse leader Paul Casey, with the England veteran shooting an impressive 67 at the hard Spyglass Hill course to climb to 15-under the card.

The two-time PGA Tour victor and 13-time European Tour champion moved to 15 under through 54 holes following six birdies throughout the round.

His closest competitor and four-time victor at this event, Phil Mickelson, moved to 12 under at Pebble Beach after mixing four birdies with four bogeys before taking advantage of the par-five 14th for an eagle to get to two-under for the day. He also made a tough save on the par-3 17th and shot a 2-under 70, giving him a good chance to match Mark O'Meara's record of five AT&T Pebble Beach titles.

Jordan Spieth was in the mix until a pair of double bogeys over his last six holes left him eight back.

"It was going to bite me at some point", Spieth said.

Scott Piercy (69) and Lucas Glover (70) are four shots back of Casey at 11 under for the tournament, while Brian Gay (69) and Matt Every (69) are a stroke further back.

Tony Romo, whose shot from the deck of a hospitality tent went viral on Friday, has withdrawn from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Saturday.

Like a scramble out of the pocket to turn a broken play into a touchdown, Romo lined up his next shot and pulled off what one golf media outlet has already dubbed the shot of the year. They have a four-shot lead in the pro-am.

Mickelson eventually tapped in for a birdie, and the 48-year-old remains in the hunt for his first PGA Tour win since last year's WGC-Mexico Championship. 9 and 10, and then recovered brilliantly.

"I thought anything in the 60s was going to be a heck of a round, and I was one shy", Mickelson said.