Mickelson ends four-year winless streak at WGC-Mexico Championship: in the bag

Mickelson in the bag: the Thrill claims his 43rd victory on the PGA Tour in Mexico. 

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Mon, 5 Mar 2018

Mickelson ends four-year winless streak at WGC-Mexico Championship: in the bag

Phil Mickelson won for the first time in four years with victory at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

The five-time major winner came through a play-off against Justin Thomas - a winner last week - after shooting a closing 66.

Mickelson beat Thomas - who chipped in for eagle on the 72nd hole - with a par on the first extra hole to win for the first time since the 2013 Open.

"I can't put into words how much this means to me given the tough times over the last four years,” the 47-year-old said.

"The struggle to get back here, knowing that I was able to compete at this level but not doing it, and the frustration that that led to. To finally break through and to have this validation means a lot to me..

"For it to happen here in Mexico City against the best players in the world is such an encouraging and validating feeling. This is hopefully going to propel me on to better stuff."

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In the bag

Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 9˚ (Project X Hzrdus T110)

Fairway: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 13.5˚ (Fubuki J Shaft)

Hybrid: Callaway Rogue 19˚ (KBS Hybrid Shaft)

Irons: Callaway Epic Pro 4-iron, Callaway 2018 X Forged 5-PW (KBS Tour V 125)

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 56˚, 60˚, 64˚(KBS Tour V 125)

Putter: Odyssey Versa #9 White

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X