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Oct 19th, 2020

Mickelson wins Battle of the Lefties

Second win in two starts for Lefty on PGA Tour Champions

Phil Mickelson became the third player and the second this year to win his first two starts on the PGA TOUR Champions.  The 50-year-old was in imperious form as he kicked into overdrive on the back nine to go clear of fellow left-hander Mike Weir in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic.

Mickelson who won the Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National in his first tournament in August joins Bruce Fleischer and Jim Furyk as the only players to win in their first two PGA TOUR Champions events. Fleischer accomplished the feat in 1999 and Furyk also did it this season with victories at The Ally Challenge and Pure Insurance Championship.
Weir held the thirty-six hole lead on thirteen under par but had no answer to Mickelson as he closed with a one under 71.
Mickelson, moved into the lead when Weir three-putted at the par three 14th hole. He then took advantage of his length off the tee, driving the green on the 274-yard, par four 15th. A simple two putt followed, and Mickelson double his lead over the Canadian.

A routine birdie followed at the long par-five 16th where Mickelson hit the green in two. Weir also birdied the 16th but he ran out of holes and had to settle for second and his third top-10 finish in eight starts on the PGA TOUR Champions.
Paul Goydos closed with a final round 65 to finish alone in third place. Bernhard Langer (67) and Brandt Jobe (68) shared fifth, five behind Mickelson. 
Robert Karlsson, who also joined the PGA TOUR Champions this season closed with a 64 which included an albatross 2 on the final hole!

TAGS: News, PGA Tour Champions, Phil Mickelson, Mike Weir, 2020