Kang flirts with 59 and doesn't even know it

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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.