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The Winner’s Circle: It’s Phil in Mexico

Phil Mickelson shot a final-round 5-under 66 on Sunday at Club de Golf Chapultepec and then beat Justin Thomas with a par on the first playoff hole to capture the 2018 WGC Mexico Championship.

Mickelson finished his final day in Mexico City with seven birdies against two bogeys to reach 16-under par.

Nationality: American
Resides: San Diego, California
Birthdate: June 16, 1970 (age 47)
Native: San Diego, California
College: Arizona State


FINAL SCORES

1 Phil Mickelson -16 (69-68-65-66)
2 Justin Thomas -16 (72-70-62-64)
3 Rafael Cabrera Bello -15 (66-67-69-67)
3 Tyrrell Hatton -15 (70-68-64-67)
5 Kiradech Aphibarnrat -13 (66-69-71-65)
5 Brian Harman -13 (68-67-68-68)


THE FOUR ROUNDS

After Round 1: T14 -2 (-2, 69)
After Round 2: T12 -5 (-3, 68)
After Round 3: T2 -11 (-6, 65)
After Round 4: 1 -16 (-5, 66)


MICKELSON’S STATS

Driving Distance: 302.4
Driving Accuracy: 48.2%
Greens in Regulation: 69.4%
Putts Per GIR: 1.660
Scores: 22 Birdies, 45 Pars, 4 Bogeys, 1 Double


VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 43
1991 Northern Telecom Open
1993 Buick Invitational of California
1993 The International
1994 Mercedes Championships
1995 Northern Telecom Open
1996 Nortel Open
1996 Phoenix Open
1996 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic
1996 NEC World Series of Golf
1997 Bay Hill Invitational
1997 Sprint International
1998 Mercedes Championships
1998 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
2000 Buick Invitational
2000 BellSouth Classic
2000 MasterCard Colonial
2000 The Tour Championship
2001 Buick Invitational
2001 Canon Greater Hartford Open
2002 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic
2002 Canon Greater Hartford Open
2004 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic
2004 Masters Tournament
2005 FBR Open
2005 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
2005 BellSouth Classic
2005 PGA Championship
2006 BellSouth Classic
2006 Masters Tournament
2007 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
2007 The Players Championship
2007 Deutsche Bank Championship
2008 Northern Trust Open’
2008 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
2009 Northern Trust Open
2009 WGC-CA Championship
2009 The Tour Championship
2010 Masters Tournament
2011 Shell Houston Open
2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open
2013 The Open Championship
2018 WGC-Mexico Championship


MICKELSON’S HIGHLIGHTS


MONEY

With his win, Mickelson earned $1,775,000 and 550 points to move to No. 3 in the FedExCup standings.


WORLD RANKING

Mickelson received 72 OWGR points, and will move from No. 34 to No. 20 in the Official World Golf Rankings following this victory.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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