Phil Mickelson celebrates with the tournament trophy after winning with an eight-under-par 64 during the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 12, 2012 in Pebble Beach, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Phil Mickelson produced a superb final-round surge to claim the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Sunday.
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The 41-year-old American, a four-time major winner, began the day six shots off the lead in California, but he was red-hot on day four as a flawless eight-under-par 64 earned him his first title on the 2012 PGA Tour.
Mickelson reeled off an eagle and six birdies during his last round, and that ensured he finished two shots clear of Charlie Wi, with Ricky Barnes finishing third on 13-under.
After winning his 40th PGA Tour title, Mickelson told the media: “Regardless of what number it is, it just feels great to win this tournament. It feels great, because it's a special place for me.
“My grandfather having caddied here, such a national treasure, and it means a lot to me because I haven't played the last year the way I would like to.
“I felt like my game was so close heading into the season, and yet my scores didn't reflect how I felt I was playing. And to put it together this week, and especially the final round, just feels terrific.
“It gives me a lot of confidence but also inspires me, because I believe now that what I'm doing is correct and that I'm able to play some of my best golf.”