That day in 2006, Phil Mickelson won the Masters for the second time in three years as he finished two strokes behind closest challenger Tim Clark at Augusta National

It was also a second successive major success for the then 35-year-old Californian following his US PGA Championship triumph the previous August.

He regained the green jacket after posting a 69th final round to go to seven cents for the tournament, having withstood a series of challenges in a beautiful display of the lead

South African Clark achieved his best result in a major with his second place finish, while defending champion Tiger Woods finished third with Retief Goosen, Chad Campbell, Fred Couples and Jose Maria Olazabal

Mickelson, who had taken a one-shot lead on the final day, said: “I’m going to treasure this last round and look back at some of the shots I was able to pull out and some of the putts I got. pu Make

Mickelson was three strokes ahead when he stood on the final tee, and he said, “I loved it It was amazing I actually wanted a four or five stroke lead, but three it was good too “

Mickelson won the title for the third time in 2010, then claimed his fifth major triumph by winning the Open Championship 2013

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News from the world – United States – On this day of 2006: Phil Mickelson wins his second Masters title in three years

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