Sunday, February 17, 2008

Mickelson Wins Northern Trust Open

American Phil Mickelson shot a final round 70 for a two-shot win over Jeff Quinney at the PGA Northern Trust Open on Sunday.

Mickelson, who grew up in southern California, finished at 12-under at the Riveria Country Club course.

It was his first victory at Riviera -- a tournament he first played as a 17-year-old high school student.

Mickelson duelled Quinney early in the round but he was the steadier of the two on the back nine.

World No. 1 Tiger Woods once against skipped the Riviera event, one of the few places he has been unable to dominate.

Ireland's Padraig Harrington and England's Luke Donald each fired 68s on Sunday to finish in a tie for third five shots behind Mickelson.

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