Watson Takes Torrey Pines
SAN DIEGO (AP) – The best lefty at Torrey Pines turned out to be Bubba Watson.
Watson made clutch putts on the last two holes Sunday, including a 12-foot birdie on the par-5 18th for a 5-under 67 to win the Farmers Insurance Open in a finish that was dramatic for peculiar reasons.
Phil Mickelson — that other lefty and the San Diego favorite — was one shot behind when he chose to lay up from the rough on the 18th before Watson attempted his birdie putt. Watson made the putt, and Mickelson’s only hope was to hole out from 72 yards for eagle.
Mickelson had his caddie, Jim Mackay, tend the flag. His shot landed about 4 feet behind the hole, but stopped well short of going in. Mickelson closed with a 69.
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