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AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Paul Casey opens up 3-shot lead over Phil Mickelson

Paul Casey started the day in a massive tie for first place, but he ended it with a sizeable lead.

The Englishman shot a 5-under 67 to move to 15 under on the tournament to open up a three-shot lead on Phil Mickelson for the lead going into Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Casey’s 67 was one shot off the best round of the day and his five birdies in a nine-hole span carried him to a comfortable position going into the clubhouse.

Leader @Paul_Casey’s week …

Pebble Beach: 6️⃣9️⃣
Monterey PCC: 6️⃣4️⃣
Spyglass Hill: 6️⃣7️⃣

He’s ahead by 3 @ATTProAm.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/kivBIva5ib

While Mickelson would have liked to cut into the lead a little bit more than he did with his 2-under 70 on moving day, he still managed to hit a lifetime mark which made the day memorable.

By making the cut in the morning, the 48-year-old has now made 500 cuts in his storied career. That makes his up-and-down day which featured four bogeys, four birdies and an eagle much more palatable.

Drawing a perfect line. 😍🦅@PhilMickelson makes eagle.

He’s T2 at the @ATTProAm.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/iWV5hRMbeu

Scott Piercy (3-under 69) and Lucas Glover (1-under 70) are four shots back of Casey at 11 under for the tournament.

Brian Gay and Matt Every are five shots back at 10 under.

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Elsewhere on the course, Jordan Spieth’s double-bogey at the 18th dropped him from what would have been a tie for seventh place to a tie for 18th at 7 under for the tournament.

Jason Day is in that tie for seventh at 9 under while Matt Kuchar is in a tie for 28th at 5 under.

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