Monday, February 18, 2008

Phil Wins, Avenges Last Year

Phil Mickelson won the Northern Trust/Nissan/Los Angeles Open by two shots on -12 over Jeff Quinney - a bridesmaid last year at the Bob Hope event as well. The win avenges a playoff loss by Lefty last season to Charles Howell III.

Phil joins an illustrious list of legends that have won at Riviera. He also gets off of the list of players who HAVEN'T won at Riviera - including Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. Hell, Tiger won't even play at Riviera because it might mess up his early season rhythm.

To his credit, Phil has consistently tried to win at this course because of his ties to it as an amateur and his desire to win the event. Before last season, he had almost no success to speak of at Riviera. Eventually, though, he found the strategy that worked for him at Riviera to deliver him a win.

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