Phil Mickelson chipped in for a dramatic eagle 3 at the 16th green Sunday en route to a closing 4-under-par 66 and won the GTE Byron Nelson Classic in Irving, Texas, by two strokes.
It was his second eagle of the day and gave him a 15-under total of 265.
The southpaw from Arizona nosed out Australian Craig Parry to become the first three-time winner on the PGA Tour this year. It was his eighth career victory.
Parry, who was in the clubhouse and tied for the lead when Mickelson made the pivotal eagle, finished with a 65. David Duval also had a 65 and was third, another shot back.
Pullman’s Kirk Triplett tied for sixth after firing a final round 64 for a four-day total of 271. He earned $31,125.
In Wilmington, Del., Laura Davies overpowered a cold, windy DuPont Country Club and made every important putt to win the McDonald’s LPGA Championship for the second time in three years.
Davies, who started the windblown final round with 15 consecutive pars, used her awesome length to get to the par-5 16th hole in two then made a 15-foot birdie putt to lead alone for the first time.
Her even-par total of 213 for the rain-shortened tournament was one stroke better than Julie Piers and two better than Jane Crafter and Penny Hammel.
Nancy Lopez, the leader when play was suspended Saturday, fell back when she played the seven remaining holes in the resumed round in five over par.
Tracy Hanson of Rathdrum, Idaho, had a final round 78 for a total of 222.
Jim Colbert became the first three-time winner on the senior tour this year, shooting a 3-under-par 69 to win the PGA Nationwide Championship in Alpharetta, Ga., by three strokes.
Colbert, one shot behind leader Bob Charles entering the final round, took charge early over the windswept 6,777-yard Golf Club of Georgia course and finished the 54 holes at 10-under 206.
Isao Aoki was second at 209 after a 70, while leading money-winner Hale Irwin was another stroke back.
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