Phil Mickelsonover Justin Thomas for the third WGC victory of his career and first overall win since 2013. Mickelson shot 65-66 on the weekend and won with a par on the first playoff hole. It was his first victory in almost five years; however, it was his fourth consecutive top-10 finish.
That’s a remarkable number, and it highlights the run of consistency Mickelson (of all people!) has been on in the last few weeks and months. Does that mean anything for Augusta and the Masters in a month? I don’t know. Oftentimes you see heaters culminate with wins then die off shortly thereafter. But I do know that Mickelson thinks he’s playing as well as he’s ever played in his life, and with Lefty sometimes that’s half the battle.
Mickelson’s win also overshadowed the outrageous show Thomas put on over the weekend. After he shot a 1-over 72 on Thursday and trailed leader Louis Oosthuizen by seven, he opined that his game had never felt farther away.
“It’s probably the
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