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Casey takes 3-shot Pebble Beach lead

Casey takes 3-shot Pebble Beach lead

Casey, who won his first PGA Tour title since 2009 at the Valspar Championship in March previous year, made gains on the fourth, seventh, ninth, 11th, 14th and 15th and had just one blemish on the sixth.

Jason Day leads the Australians after his round of 72 today at Pebble Beach saw him lose ground but he is six shots behind the leader and just three shots out of second place so something very special from him tomorrow could yet see him contending for the title.

Mickelson was part of the celebrity rotation at Pebble Beach and put on a show on the back nine, stuffing a wedge to 3 feet on No. 13, and following with a 4-iron to 4 feet on the par-5 14th hole for eagle. He's now eight shots back and T-18 at 7 under for the week. "It was very hard but I was able to come back when it cleared up".

Lucas Glover had a birdie-bogey finish at Monterey Peninsula for a 1-under 70 and was at 11-under 204, along with Scott Piercy (69 at Spyglass Hill).

Langley dropped back to nine under after a one-over 73 at Pebble Beach while Spieth joined McDowell on seven under after dropping three shots in his final two holes at the same venue.

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Casey was recently in the news for a tournament he didn't play, the Saudi International, a new event on the European Tour that came under scrutiny for Saudi Arabia's human rights record and the recent killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Like a scramble out of the pocket to turn a broken play into a touchdown, Romo lined up his next shot and pulled off what one golf media outlet has already dubbed the shot of the year.

Strong winds and an occasional rain squall made for testing conditions on Saturday, and Casey acknowledged that the weather created an element of luck. Casey is playing with Don Colleran, the chief sales officer for FedEx.

"I am having a blast", said Casey, who has 18 pro victories but only two on the PGA Tour, the last in the 2018 Valspar Championship to end a nine-year drought on the US circuit. "I'm looking forward to it".