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Kang flirts with 59 and doesn't even know it

Sung Kang of South Korea had to scramble for par on the last hole Friday to set the course record at Monterey Peninsula with an 11-under 60. It gave him a share of the lead with Hiroshi Iwata, with Phil Mickelson in contention again at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

On another gorgeous day, Mickelson and Kang each raised talk about a 59.

Mickelson was 7 under through 10 holes at Monterey Peninsula, with a pair of par 5s among the eight holes he had remaining. He made bogey on one of them, then bogeyed his last hole for a 65.

Kang thought the course was a par 72, so a 59 never crossed his mind standing on the par-3 ninth hole.

Iwata had a 66 at Pebble Beach.