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Lefty 1 back, 1 to play

Phil Mickelson needs a birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff with Vaughn Taylor at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Track the Round 4 leaderboard.

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Phil enters final hole down a stroke

A birdie on 17 got Phil Mickelson to within one shot of AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am clubhouse leader Vaughn Taylor. The 18th hole is a par-5. Leaderboard


Michael Collins Senior Writer 

That broomstick putter everyone thought was going away January 1st. Just won by three strokes on the Champions Tour. Congrats to Bernhard Langer!! Please call Adam Scott when you get a free moment.

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Vaughn Taylor almost died on the Savannah River two years ago. Boat capsized. He held on to an inflatable tackle box until he was rescued.

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Two years ago, Vaughn Taylor was first alternate at Pebble. Didn't get in. This week he was first alternate at one point. Different story.

Vaughn Taylor tearing up Pebble Beach

Vaughn Taylor started the day 6-shots back. He is currently -7 through 16 holes on the day with a one-shot lead (-17). Phil Mickelson is at -16 with 5 holes to play. Full leaderboard


Michael Collins Senior Writer 

I gave Vaughn Taylor the nickname "The Ninja" at the 2003 Knoxville Open when me and Chris Couch were paired with him. NO ONE saw him coming and he never missed a shot. Living up to that nickname, again.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Hey, did you guys know Vaughn Taylor is from Augusta, Ga., and apparently they have a golf tournament there every year? Hmm.

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Vaughn Taylor started the day six shots back. Has now carded nine birdies today and four in a row. Solo leader.

Jason Sobel Senior Writer 

Entering today's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am final round, it would have been difficult to foresee a scenario in which Phil Mickelson found himself behind three other players, but that's exactly what's happened. Well into the back nine, Mickelson is one stroke behind the trio of Jonas Blixt, Hiroshi Iwata and Vaughn Taylor. The lefthander still has six holes left to play in his search for a 43rd career PGA Tour victory.

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You know things are going Vaughn Taylor's way when his approach shot hits another ball on the green and almost rolls in.

Blixt joins Phil atop Pro-Am leaderboard

Jonas Blixt is 4-under through 11 holes, to move into a tie for first at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with Phil Mickelson, who is even through the front 9. Leaderboard


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Jack Nicklaus called approach on Pebble's eighth hole "the greatest shot in golf." Phil Mickelson just hit a great one. End result: Birdie.

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After that fortuitous bounce on his drive, Phil Mickelson flies the sixth green in two, then gets up and down for birdie. Now one shot back.

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Phil Mickelson's drive on No. 6 landed on the slope left of the cartpath, bounced onto the path and kicked into the left rough. Nice angle.