Mickelson who shot a final round 67 finished 3 shots clear of his nearest competitor British golfer Lee Westwood who shot a final round of 71. Earlier in the day Anthony Kim shot a brilliant final round of 65 to post the club house lead at 12 under the card but ended up finishing 3rd. Mickelson who was battling the demons of last years near miss birdied the par 3 twelve hole a hole he made a double bogey on last year and then hit a brilliant recovery shot from the trees to within 3 feet for eagle on the par 5 thirteenth. Mickelson missed the putt but opened up a 3 shot lead. Mickelson played steady golf over the closing holes finishing with a birdie on the par 4 eighteenth hole. Tiger Woods who started the day 4 shots behind the leader struggled all day but still managed to shoot a 69 and finish at 11 under the card. Woods who made a shocking start to be 3 over par after the first few holes come back with a brilliant stretch of eagle, birdie, birdie, but couldn`t get anything together after that as he struggled with his driver and his swing. The win was Mickelson`s third Masters green jacket which leaves him trailing only Jack Nicklaus on six and Tiger Woods/Arnold Palmer on four. Italian schoolboy, Matteo Manasero, who earlier in the week produce a record-breaking effort to become the youngest player to make the halfway cut in the tournament as a 16 year old finished as the leading amateur golfer. Manasero indicated in his post match interview that he will be turning pro in May.
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