Phil Mickelson Earns Third Champions Tour Title In Fourth Start

Phil Mickelson Earns Third Champions Tour Title In Fourth Start

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Phil Mickelson continued his dominant start to Champions Tour life, securing the Constellation Furyk & Friends by two shots

Since turning 50 and being eligible for the Champions Tour, Phil Mickelson has only featured in four events. His record however, is no joke.

Securing the Charles Schwab Series on his debut, he would go on to win the Dominion Energy Charity Classic on his second outing.

Phil Mickelson Champions Tour

Jimenez and Mickelson during the final round. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Now, a year later, the American has made it a hat-trick of wins already on the Tour, beating Miguel Angel Jimenez by two shots in Jacksonville, Florida.

After rounds of 66 and 67, the 51-year-old found himself two shots clear going in to the final round and, despite three consecutive birdies to start his day, Mickelson double-bogeyed the 5th.

With his lead down to one, he soon saw things tied at the top, with Jimenez producing back-to-back birdies at the 13th and 14th.

Mickelson showed his class though at the par-5 15th, hitting a towering iron in close, leading to a birdie and a one-shot advantage with only few holes remaining.

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Going down the last, the lead was still one before Mickelson hit yet another dialled-in approach shot to just under 10-feet.

As Jimenez just missed his lengthy birdie putt to tie things up, Mickelson made no mistake, holing his birdie putt for a two-shot win and third victory in four starts.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x