Topics

Reno-Tahoe Open

Vaughn Taylor gets first win in a decade when Phil Mickelson misses tying putt on 18 at Pebble Beach

Vaughn Taylor gets first win in a decade when Phil Mickelson misses tying putt on 18 at Pebble Beach

There were dueling pictures of emotion in the final moments of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Sunday.

With the waves crashing against the seawall behind him, Phil Mickelson stared vacantly into the crowd around the 18th green, masking with a small smile the unquestioned disappointment of a missed five-foot birdie putt that would have forced a playoff.

Obscured from most of the crowd, behind the grandstand, was Leot Taylor, the wife of tournament champion Vaughn Taylor, whose life changed dramatically when Mickelson's ball hit the left edge of the cup and spun away.

Dressed in red on Valentine's Day, Leot held her 2-year-old blond son, Locklyn, close to her face...

70°