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Golf: Mickelson Wins Constellation PGA Tour Champions Event at Timuquana

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JACKSONVILLE (SportsTicker) – Phil Mickelson won the inaugural Constellation Furyk & Friends tournament over Miguel Angel Jimenez at Timuquana Country Club.

After opening with three consecutive birdies, Mickelson double-bogeyed No. 5 before adding birdies on Nos. 12, 15 and 18 en route to 4-under 68.

Mickelson led the field in birdies (17) and made the fewest bogeys (2).

Mickelson is the first player since Fred Couples in 2010 to win three of his first four starts on the Champions circuit. He is under par in 11 of the 12 rounds he’s played as a senior, and his scoring average is an amazing 67.17.

En route to his runner-up finish at 13-under 203, Jimenez played his final two rounds without a bogey, resulting in a 7-under 65 and 4-under 68, respectively. In all, he played the final 37 holes without a bogey.

A 10-time winner on PGA TOUR Champions, Jimenez claimed his two most recent victories earlier this season at the 2020 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai and the 2020 Sanford International.

Steve Flesch (71) was third at 10 under. Jim Furyk (69) was part of a three-way tie for fourth at 9 under with Cameron Beckman (68) and Ernie Els (71).

Bernhard Langer closed with a 67 to tie for seventh at 8 under, allowing the 64-year-old to maintain his position atop the Charles Schwab Cup standings with four events remaining in the season.

Tournament Notes: Steve Flesch birdied two of his last three holes to shoot 71 and finish third at 10-under. This is Flesch’s fifth top-10 in his last seven starts, including three top-3 finishes in that span…tournament host Jim Furyk finished T4 at 9-under after three consecutive 69s during the inaugural event. He remains No. 2 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings after earning his 14th top-10 in 22 starts this season….John Daly carded the round of the day with 7-under 65 to finish T31. Starting on No. 10, Daly birdied nine of his first 13 holes, but bogeyed No. 5 before birdying No. 6 and double-bogeying No. 8….Steven Alker (T7) earned his sixth consecutive top-10 to open his PGA TOUR Champions career.

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