That's about all Mickelson didn't get to go his way in the suspended final round.
If the round isn't completed, it would be the first time the final round was played on Monday at Pebble since Tiger Woods won in 2000.
With six birdies and no bogeys over 15 holes, Mickelson is sitting at 18-under overall. He's done. He posted 66 before sun set.
Mickelson wanted to finish, even in the dark.More news: Soundarya Rajinikanth's three most important men in life
Mickelson stood at 18 under through 70 holes and was three shots clear of Paul Casey and Scott Stallings. "Hopefully, I can see what I've got for par there, knock that one in, and then I'm going to smash it straight at it, be aggressive at 17". I love playing this tournament, but I think the postponement is a good omen because of the first time I won here was '98.
"But I have pretty good vision, I can see fine, and I'm playing well, so I wanted to continue and that's all there is to it".
"I get exactly where Paul [Casey] is coming from. And in all honesty, it's probably a good thing". On Monday, Casey said he'll be hard pressed to keep Mickelson from his 44 title. They couldn't make their start with hail pelting down, leaving what looked like sheets of ice on the greens.
With heavy rain striking California, wind and hail lashed the iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links, forcing officials to halt play at 10.53am (local time) with leader Paul Casey (15-under-par) and Phil Mickelson (12 under) yet to tee off. "It's been really cool, and I would have liked to have finished it off in front of them". They were waiting to tee off when sunshine gave way to a hail storm that covered the greens in white.More news: EPL: Pogba breaks record with brace against Fulham
After a rain-delayed start, Mickelson had produced a blemish-free round and holed six birdies to move to 18 under before play was called off.
His three-shot lead was gone after 10 holes, and it appeared to stagger him.
Mickelson had turned a three-shot deficit into a three-shot lead when play was suspended due to fading light at 5.55pm (1.55am GMT), with the American closing in on a fifth Pebble Beach victory. After hiring a nutritionist, he is staunchly adhering to a new diet, which is as tough as a two-way breaking putt at Augusta National for a man who rarely said no to any food offering.More news: Michelle Obama Brought the Crowd to Their Feet at the 2019 Grammys