Phil Mickelson Won That Golf Tournament Named After the Garbage Company

Despite the high attendance, perhaps one of the least-known facts about the Waste Management Phoenix Open is that Phil Mickelson won the thing.

See, the final round on Sundays always encroaches on the pre-Super Bowl activities, and we were wondering the day before if it was possible to get drunk just due to extreme exposure to alcohol breath.

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-Slideshow: 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale

There was a distinct time period on Saturday between when the golf ended, and when people started to realize that it was over, and move their asses toward the exit. None of this should come as a surprise, really -- the Open isn't exactly known as a golf event.

However, if you looked closely, you could have seen that Mickelson, a former (like, 20-plus years ago) Arizona State University golfer, kicked some ass.

Mickelson nearly shot a 59 in the first round, but missed a somewhat lengthy (very lengthy for us extreme-amateur types) birdie putt on the last hole, and settled for a score of 60. On Friday and Saturday, he shot rounds of 65 and 64, respectively.

Yesterday was the only time Mickelson got kind of, sort of close to losing his lead, as he was just four shots under par. That was still good enough to beat Brandt Snedeker, who shot six under on Sunday, by four strokes.

This was Mickelson's third time winning the Phoenix Open.

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Matthew Hendley
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