Found February 03, 2013 on
Phil Mickelson felt some pressure on Sunday, but the six-shot advantage with which he began the day proved to be too much for his pursuers to overcome. Mickelson picked up his first 2013 victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Here are Five Things to take away from Mickelson's dominant week at TPC Scottsdale:
1. Lovin' Lefty
Sunday wasn't a cakewalk for Mickelson, as Brandt Snedeker managed to cut Lefty's lead to three by the turn.
Mickelson got off to a bumpy start Sunday, bogeying the par-4 second hole to open the door for a Snedeker run. It was Mickelson's first blemish since a double-bogey on No. 18 to finish Round 2.
"It's an important one for me, because it's been a while since I won, been a while since I've been in contention," said Mickelson, whose last PGA Tour win came at Pebble Beach nearly a year earlier. "I was certainly nervous heading into today. I think the thing I'm most excited about...
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Phil Mickelson added to his legacy with his 41st career PGA Tour win this weekend at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. But he also added to his...
Phil Mickelson has returned to the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking after winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Mickelson rose 12 spots to No. 10 in this week's edition of the ranking.
Brandt Snedeker, who finished second to Mickelson at TPC Scottsdale, continued to rise in the ranking. His runner-up finish moved him from seventh to a career-high No. 6 in the ranking...
Phil Mickelson drew the loudest roars from the biggest crowd in golf history at the Phoenix Open on Saturday.
Mickelson nearly aced the par-3 16th, hitting a 9-iron to a foot to set up a birdie on the rowdy stadium hole packed with nearly 20,000 screaming fans.
Estimated at 179,022, the third-round crowd broke the record of 173,210 set last year, also on a Saturday at fan-friendly...
Phil Mickelson completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Phoenix Open, missing another chance to make history in a dominating week at TPC Scottsdale.
Mickelson shot a 4-under 67 on Sunday to finish at 28-under 256, two strokes off the PGA Tour record set by Tommy Armour III in the 2003 Texas Open, and tie the tournament mark set by Mark Calcavecchia in 2001.
Mickelson missed a chance...
This weekend was vintage Phil Mickelson. In winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale, he played as well as he could possibly...
Phil Mickelson may not move the needle like Tiger Woods, but he is a better TV draw than any other golfer on the PGA Tour. Final round coverage of the PGA Tour Phoenix Open, won [...]