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Number of times that Phil Mickelson has won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, with victory No. 5 looming this morning. Mickelson held a three-stroke lead with two holes remaining when play was suspended by darkness Sunday at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links. Mickelson, 48, a native Californian, stood 6 under on his round and 18 under for the tournament as he seeks his 14th victory in the Golden State and 44th on the PGA Tour. Playing competitor Paul Casey was tied for second at 15 under and marked a 3-foot par putt at the 16th hole when darkness intervened. They were the only Tour players who had not completed their rounds. The start of the final round was delayed one hour because of wet conditions. Later in the morning, rain and hail suspended play for 2 hours and 7 minutes. The final round was scheduled to resume at 8 a.m. PST (scores).


Distance, in feet, of the eagle putt that Scotland’s David Law made on the final hole to post a one-stroke victory in the ISPS Handa Vic Open. Law, who stood three strokes behind leader Wade Ormsby on the 16th hole at 13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads, Australia, birdied the par 4 before his final-hole theatrics after Ormsby double-bogeyed the 17th. Law shot 6-under 66 for an 18-under 288 total. It was the first victory on the European Tour for Law, 27, a 2018 Challenge Tour graduate making his 18th start on the big tour. The tournament, co-sponsored by the European and Australasian tours, was staged concurrently with the women’s Vic Open and for equal prize money from the AUD$1.5 million (about $1.063 million) purse (scores).


Number of career starts on the Tour that Canada’s Michael Gligic needed to record his first victory. Gligic shot the day’s low round, a 5-under 65, to complete an 8-under 272 and win the Panama Championship at Panama Country Club in Panama City. China’s Xinjun Zhang (66) finished one shot back, in second place. Gligic, 29, spent much of the past decade on the Canadian Tour, where he won once in 88 starts and added 14 other top-10s (scores).


Number of career victories for Bernhard Langer on the Champions Tour as he rolled to a five-stroke triumph at the Oasis Championship. Langer birdied five of his first seven holes en route to a final-round 7-under 65 and 19-under 197 total at The Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, Fla. Langer, 61, a German who makes his home in Boca Raton, has won in 13 consecutive seasons on the 50-and-older tour. He ranks second on the all-time victory list to Hale Irwin, who won 45 times. However, Langer passed Irwin in one key category: all-time money. With the $255,000 winner’s check, Langer has earned $27,196,504, edging Irwin’s $27,120,554 (scores).


Amount, in U.S. dollars, that Celine Boutier won for her victory at the ISPS Handa Vic Open. It was the same amount of money as the men’s winner as the respective Vic Opens were played concurrently at 13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads, Australia. Boutier, 25, a second-year LPGA player from France, closed with an even-par 72 for an 8-under 281 total. She is only the second Duke alumna to win on the LPGA, joining 2016 U.S. Open champion Brittany Lang (scores).

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