Mickelson ends five-year drought with playoff win


Mickelson ends five-year drought with playoff win

Phil Mickelson finally looked like the Lefty of old Sunday in the Mexico Championship, especially when a final round of pressure, possibilities and dramatic shots that kept the crowd buzzing finally ended at Chapultepec Golf Club. He said "hi". I said "hi".

Tyrrell Hatton and Rafa Cabrera Bello scored 67 each in the final round to finish tied third with identical totals of 15-under 269.

That changed in December 2017 at the Joburg Open when Sharma by three strokes.

It's five-times major champion Mickelson's first win since the 2013 British Open.

"I worked all my life to come and play at a high stage like this". Contrary to the elite tag the sport has in India, our best players-Anirban Lahiri, S.S.P. Chawrasia, Shubham Jaglan, Aditi Ashok-prove that being great at something doesn't need a silver spoon. I feel like I'm starting to play some of my best golf.

Sharma survived some anxious moments to maintain his two-shot lead ahead of some of the biggest names such as Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth, apart from Mickelson. "I'll still play the same game but hopefully the putts drop tomorrow, same as the first round". The 19-year-old, who only joined the LPGA Tour last year, hit a superb approach into the 18th to set up a birdie opportunity that would have forced a playoff but missed her 8-foot putt and settled for a final-round 71. He later had two each of birdies and bogeys but made some great saves, including one on 18th. "Kept the ball in the fairway and gave myself the most opportunities".

It took Phil Mickelson 1,687 days to achieve career PGA Tour win No. 43.

But Mickelson, who had led earlier before a bogey at 11 temporarily stalled him, fought back with birdie putts at the 15th and 16th holes to reel in Thomas.

Sharma would also earn instant PGA Tour membership and an automatic invitation to next month's Masters. "On the safer side, not too many birdies but no bogeys".

"I saw some of the putts, some of the highlights with the putter".

Third-round leader Nelly Korda parred her last 8 holes in a row. I drove it well. "Then he just realized it and said, 'So sorry, I thought you were media.' He said 'Hi, ' I said, 'Hi.' Then he made a few putts and he came back to me and said, 'Have a good day.' It was nice". "I don't think that this is the apex or the peak, I think I'm going to continue to get better, I think I'm working on the right things".

The American shot 66 to stand on 135, sharing fifth with compatriots Bubba Watson, Pat Perez, Brendan Steele and Brian Harman, South African Louis Oosthuizen and Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat.



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