Pebble Beach Pro-Am 2014 leaderboard: Hunter Mahan cuts in to Jimmy Walker's lead

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Jimmy Walker should have a comfortable final 18 that results in his third win in his last eight starts, but Hunter Mahan is trying to put a scare in the leader at Pebble Beach.

Jimmy Walker started Sunday's final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with what seemed like an insurmountable six-shot lead, but Hunter Mahan could make things interesting coming in on the back nine. Mahan has cut the deficit to four shots through the first six holes, which are the gettable scoring holes at Pebble before you hit the coastline. Walker, on the other hand, failed to post a red number during the scoring stretch and remains at 13-under.

In order to chasedown Walker, the group inside the top 10 had to make birdies on the par-5s and light up that opening stretch. Mahan added two red numbers at the early par-5s, Nos. 2 and 6, and now hits the teeth of the course with a chance to keep Walker sweating. We saw Patrick Reed struggle with a huge multi-shot margin on his final round at the Humana Challenge, so it's not exactly an easygoing cruise even if you have that huge lead.

At the start of the day, the most likely player to make it interesting was Phil Mickelson. But the four-time winner at Pebble stalled out trying to get aggressive at the start, completely falling out of longshot contention with back-to-back bogeys at the 2nd and 3rd. This is the last time we'll see Mickelson until the end of the month, as he passes on Riviera and the WGC-Match Play to rest up for the Florida swing and some pre-Masters prep. Unfortunately, he'll be playing out the string coming in over the final nine at a Pebble that he's punished over the years.

While Mickelson has faded, Mahan is just as worthy a challenger for Walker. The five-time PGA Tour winner went without a victory in 2012, but he played in the final Sunday pairing in back-to-back majors and pulled out of the RBC Canadian Open with the lead because his wife, Kandi, went into labor. Mahan will win again, and win soon. He'll just need Walker to stumble on some of Pebble's bogey spots -- Nos. 8 through 10, 14 -- to get some help on his way into the clubhouse.

Here's the leaderboard with the final pairing approaching the turn:

Place Player Score Thru
1 Jimmy Walker -13 7
2 Hunter Mahan -9 7
T3 Dustin Johnson -7 10
T3 Tim Wilkinson -7 7
T5 Jordan Spieth -6 14
T5 Richard H. Lee -6 7
T7 Will MacKenzie -5 13
T7 Graeme McDowell -5 12
T7 Brian Davis -5 12
T7 Jim Renner -5 9
T7 Michael Thompson -5 9
T7 Pat Perez -5 8
T7 Kevin Na -5 8
T14 Steven Bowditch -4 15
T14 Robert Garrigus -4 10
T14 Chesson Hadley -4 10
T14 Phil Mickelson -4 8
T18 Wes Roach -3 15
T18 Cameron Tringale -3 13
T18 Daniel Summerhays -3 13
T18 Patrick Reed -3 12
T18 David Duval -3 11
T18 Victor Dubuisson -3 10
T18 Roberto Castro -3 10
T18 Brice Garnett -3 10
T18 Ryan Palmer -3 8
T27 Padraig Harrington -2 14
T27 Russell Knox -2 13
T27 Dudley Hart -2 13
T27 Bryce Molder -2 12
T27 Jim Herman -2 12
T27 Russell Henley -2 9
T33 Kevin Stadler -1 14
T33 Andrew Loupe -1 13
T33 Aaron Baddeley -1 13
T33 Seung-Yul Noh -1 12
T33 Jason Kokrak -1 12
T33 Robert Streb -1 11
T33 Woody Austin -1 11
T40 Jim Furyk E 14
T40 James Driscoll E 14
T40 Matt Jones E 13
T40 Brian Gay E 13
T40 Dicky Pride E 13
T40 Ben Kohles E 12
T40 Kevin Chappell E 10
T40 Greg Owen E 9
T40 Stuart Appleby E 9
T40 Michael Putnam E 9
T40 Brendon Todd E 9
T40 Scott Gardiner E 8
T40 Blake Adams E 8
T53 Bronson La'Cassie 1 11
T53 George McNeill 1 10
T53 Andres Romero 1 9
T53 Kevin Foley 1 8
T57 J.B. Holmes 2 13
T57 Doug LaBelle II 2 10
T57 Bud Cauley 2 10
T57 Sean O'Hair 2 10
T57 Kyle Stanley 2 9
T57 Chris Kirk 2 9
63 Alex Cejka 3 10

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