Mickelson bests Woods

Phil Mickelson won an event for the first time when paired with Tiger Woods in the final round as “Lefty” won the 2009 WGC-HSBC Champions on Sunday morning.

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Mickelson shot a 3-under 69 in Sunday’s final round to finish -17 overall and hold off Ernie Els, who shot a 9-under 63 on Sunday to finish a shot behind Mickelson at -16 overall.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com, Mickelson entered the tournament with 12/1 odds to win, meaning a $100 bet on Mickelson will pay out $1,200.

Woods finished tied for sixth overall with a tournament score of -12. Woods shot an even par 72 on Sunday and finished his last two rounds a combined 2-under par.

Ryan Moore finished third at 15-under overall while Rory McIlroy shot a 63 on Sunday to finish fourth at -14 overall. Nick Watney rounded out the top five at -13 overall.
2009 WGC-HSBC Champions Top 10 Results
1 Phil Mickelson -17 (271)

2 Ernie Els -16 (272)

3 Ryan Moore -15 (273)

4 Rory McIlroy -14 (274)

5 Nick Watney -13 (275)

T6 Martin Kaymer -12 (276)

T6 Tiger Woods -12 (276)

T8 Alvaro Quiros -11 (277)

T8 Lee Westwood -11 (277)

T10 Daisuke Maruyama -10 (278)

T10 Pat Perez -10 (278)

T10 Soren Kjeldsen -10 (278)

T10 Geoff Ogilvy -10 (278)

T10 Francesco Molinari -10 (278)

T10 Retief Goosen -10 (278)

T10 Anthony Kim -10 (278)
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Posted: 11/8/09 11:39AM ET

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