Mickelson caps wire-to-wire victory

In his 24th appearance at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Phil Mickelson carded an opening round
60 and was never headed, posting a wire-to-wire, four-stroke victory, his 41st career win on the
PGA Tour.

Mickelson started the final round with a six-stroke lead over 2012 FedExCup champion
Brandt Snedeker but Snedeker closed the gap to three strokes several times, most recently with a birdie
at No. 16.

Mickelson provided a bit of drama by almost hitting his tee shot at the drivable par-4 17th into
the water. However, the ball stopped just short of the hazard and Mickelson got the ball up and down for
birdie, holing a 14-foot putt that maintained his three-stroke advantage and clinched the victory.

Mickelson joined Mark Calcavecchia, Gene Littler and Arnold Palmer as the fourth three-time winner of
the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

At 28-under 256, Mickelson tied Mark Calcavecchia (2001) for the 72-hole tournament record and
matched the second-lowest score in a 72-hole tournament on the PGA Tour.

 

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