Pebble Beach Notebook: While Tiger’s Away, Phil and Jim Will Play

Phil Mickelson (67) and Jim Furyk (65) moved to the top of the leaderboard at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on a dreary Friday on the Monterey Peninsula. Mickelson and Furyk are at 12 under after two rounds, and hold a three-shot lead over rookie John Mallinger and journeyman Kevin Sutherland.

“I probably let a few shots go in the first nine or 10 holes, and I picked up some shots on the last eight or nine holes that I probably shouldn’t have,” Mickelson told the Associated Press. “So it was a good day.”

Lefty has won twice at Pebble but faces a tough competitor in Furyk, the number two ranked player in the world. With Tiger on hiatus, you couldn’t ask for a better weekend dual.

The Armchair Golfer

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