Matt York / Associated Press
Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth were two of five golfers tied for the lead in the 2019 Pro-Am at Pebble Beach when the game was interrupted due to bad weather at the end of the second lap.
Along with Mickelson and Spieth, the other golfers are tied in the lead at under 10 with less than two rounds at Pebble Beach, Calif., Are Lucas Glover, Paul Casey and Scott Langley.
Here is an overview of the ranking, courtesy of PGATour.com:
T1. Phil Mickelson: -10 (68)
T1. Paul Casey: -10 (64)
T1. Lucas Glover: -10 (66)
T1. Scott Langley: -10 (69 years old)
T1. Jordan Spieth: -10 (at 16 years old)
6. Jason Day: -9 (at 15 years old)
7. Scott Piercy: -8 (at 15 years old)
T8. Seven tied: -7
Langley entered the second round in a tie for first with Brian Gay. Although Gay lost an eighth place, Langley managed to stay first, although he was joined by several contenders.
Mickelson is among them after finishing the first round, a shot on the first, and according to Justin Ray of Golf Channel, his score of less than 10 years bodes well for his chances of victory, based on his history at Pebble Beach:
Phil is at -10 to 2 rounds despite bogey on 3 of his last 4 days today. It's the 4th time that Lefty has been -10 or better after 2 rounds at @attproam – he's finishing the other three times: Win, Win, 2nd.
Two veterans of Glover and Casey will try to spoil Mickelson's bid for a win, as will Spieth.
If Spieth manages to win, this will be his first win since the Open Open 2017 after a winless win in 2018.
Lefty played at Spyglass Hill Golf Course on Friday and made a strong showing, finishing with a score of less than 68 years.
Mickelson played the first nine behind and made his way to the top of the match with a birdie in the 17th match for normal in fourth place, thanks in part to an almost perfect corner shot:
New solo leader @ATTProAm.
@PhilMickelson with the corner
He followed with another bird on the 18th to go round at four under the day.
His next birdie came in at one-third of normal three when he set his starting shot at less than 10 feet and confidently sank his birdie putt:
A beautiful hole ⛳
A beautiful shot 🏌
@PhilMickelson has 12 birdies on 30 holes.
He holds the solo solo @ATTProAm.
Mickelson went up to six under the round with a birdie at No. 5 as well, but he struggled fiercely in the stretch.
After posting three consecutive bogeys on numbers 6, 7 and 8, Mickelson stopped the bleeding with a birdie on the ninth of normal 4 to close his round on a positive note.
While Mickelson was performing well on the course because of his last-minute problems, Jason Sobel of The Action Network noted that Lefty had redoubled work to ensure a solid performance at Pebble Beach:
About two hours after a MC last Friday in Phoenix, Phil Mickelson was seen on a local range, working on his game. What now? He leads to Pebble.
Like Mickelson, Spieth took a vertiginous departure on Friday at Spyglass.
After successfully birdied No. 10 to start his day, Spieth has prepared a superb chip on the normal 11 and has managed another birdie:
A perfect start for @JordanSpieth.
He is -2 to 2 at @ATTProAm.
Spieth then birdied holes 14, 15 and 16, including a long, broken putt on the hole that snuck into the hole:
What is @JordanSpieth.
He is back at @ATTProAm.
The 25-year-old made the round five under the day after Thursday's five-quarter session.
Spieth could not lower his score, but he played golf without error with seven consecutive birdies in his second nine before the weather ended his day early in the eighth.
The triple major winner will have a chance to take the lead in the standings when he finishes his round Saturday, although there is competition in this respect from Jason Day, who is only One behind the leaders with three holes to go on his second run. round.
Of the other top players, Casey had the best round with a under 64 at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club.
Casey scored four birdies and one eagle in his first nine and finished with a birdie in his last nine holes.
Glover also played well under Pebble Beach Golf Links with a score of under 66, while Langley shot a goal under 69 at Spyglass.
While the pros had impressive strengths on Friday, fans also got involved in the Pebble-Beach Pro-Am.
Specifically, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current CBS football presenter, Tony Romo, has demonstrated his golfing skills.
Romo, who participated in the PGA Tour Corales Puntacanta Resort and Club Championship last year and attempted to qualify for the US Open, dazzled spectators by placing a shot from the tent area a few inches from the hole :
He also demonstrated his ability to chipping scales by rotating one near the hole later in the round:
Very impressive, Romo did the work in rainy and windy conditions, which led to the stopping of the game.
The suspension of the numbers of the second round adds to the drama of the tournament, as well as the fact that so many quality players are in the lead or at hand.
With big names such as Mickelson, Spieth and Day, the Pebble Beach Pro-Am 2019 has everything you need to attract golf lovers on weekends.