posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 12:08 PM
England's Greg Owen finished third and Darren Clarke joint sixth as Phil Mickelson claimed his second title in eight days at the Pebble Beach Pro-am
Mickelson, who went 10 months without winning after his triumph in the Masters last April, followed up his FBR Open success by leading from
start-to-finish, a closing 73 being good enough for a four-stroke win on 19 under par.
Fellow left-hander Mike Weir, his predecessor as Masters champion, took the runners-up spot thanks to a superb 67, the only sub-70 round of the final
Owen, second overnight in only his third event since coming through the US Tour qualifying school, birdied the par-five last for a 72 that made him
third on his own. It earned the Mansfield golfer 360,400 US dollars (£193,000), the second biggest cheque of a career interrupted by back surgery
only last May.
Clarke, whose wife Heather is currently battling cancer, shared sixth with American Arron Oberholser, while fellow Ulsterman Graeme McDowell was
eighth and England's Luke Donald 11th. All three closed with 71s.