(Also sent previously. With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist The hugs with his family took place on the clubhouse lawn, not the 18th green. That was occupied, and by this time there was nothing Phil Mickelson could do about it.
He had celebrated there before, most famously eight years ago when he won his first green jacket and took his young daughter in his arms, saying, ''Daddy won! Can you believe it?''
Now it looked like he couldn't believe he had lost.
A fourth green jacket would have put him in the company of Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer at the Masters. A fifth major championship would have moved him among the likes of Byron Nelson and Seve Ballesteros.
But it all fell apart, in large part because once again Phil couldn't help being Phil.
He aimed where other players wouldn't dare go on the par-3 fourth hole, certain that his calculations were better than theirs. The target wasn't even the green, but Mickelson was sure he could escape with par from the bunk...