Mickelson wins Masters

Phil Mickelson won his third Masters title with a 5-under par final round for -16 on the tournament.  Mickelson did not bogey any holes on Sunday, while Lee Westwood, who entered the day with the lead, had 3 bogeys on the final round.  Westwood finished 2nd at -13.

Anthony Kim shot 65 on the day, his best of the event, and finished 3rd (-12).

Coming in 4th was Tiger Woods, whose 2 eagles in the round were offset by his 5 bogeys.  Woods finished at -11.  K.J. Choi tied woods for 4th with -11.

There were many storylines in this event, from the return of Woods, to the resurgence of Fred Couples.  No story feels better, though, than that of Mickelson, which contrasted nicely with that of Woods.

Whereas Woods took time away from golf because of transgressions against his wife, it was Mickelson who, less than a year ago, took time away from golf to support his wife in her battle with breast cancer.   On this week, in the biggest spotlight, Mickelson went head to head with Tiger and won.  Not only winning a golf tournament, but also the hearts of families everywhere.  Woods will return, he is perhaps the greatest golfer ever, but it is only fitting his return to this course fell short to a real hero.


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