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February 19 2012

12:07 AM

Who’s best in the final round?

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – If the last month or so has taught us anything it’s that no lead is safe on the PGA TOUR.

The last three winners have come from at least six shots off the pace. Brandt Snedeker got things going when he made up seven shots at the Farmers Insurance Open while Kyle Stanley came from eight back to redeem himself at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

And just last Sunday, Phil Mickelson was six shots behind at the start of the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Playing in the penultimate group with his long-time rival Tiger Woods, Mickelson made up the deficit – and then some – with a riveting 64 that was three strokes better than anyone else in the field.

So with that recent history lesson, let’s take a look at the final round scoring averages of the top eight players on the leaderboard.

 

Player (Position) Rank Average
Phil Mickelson (T1) T16 68.67
Keegan Bradley (T1) T4 68.00
Bryce Molder (T3) T16 68.67
Jonathan Byrd (T3) T4 68.00
Pat Perez (T3) 66th 70.20
Aaron Baddeley (T6) T40 69.50
Dustin Johnson (T6) T118 72.33
Bill Haas (T6) T69 70.50
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