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The Tour Report

February 4 2013

10:51 AM

Mickelson and Greens In Regulation

In winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Phil Mickelson led the field in greens in regulation, hitting 63 of his 72 greens for 87.5 percent.

That's the 15th time in his 468 starts on the PGA TOUR that Mickelson has led the field in greens in regulation. Prior to Sunday, the last time he had done so was at the 2011 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.

Of those 15 times, Mickelson ended up winning the tournament seven times.

Just twice did he have a higher GIR percentage -- at the 2006 BellSouth Classic and the 2000 Invensys Classic at Las Vegas, when he hit 88.89 percent of his greens.

Here are the tournaments in which Phil Mickelson has ranked No. 1 in greens in regulation during his PGA TOUR career

Year Tournament Greens hit Pct. Result
2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open 63 87.5 Won
2011 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola 58 80.56 10th
2011 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am 56 77.78 9th
2007 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am 57 79.17 Won
2006 BellSouth Classic 64 88.89 Won
2004 Masters 53 73.61 Won
2004 HP Classic of New Orleans 59 81.94 2nd
2000 Buick Invitational 58 80.56 Won
2000 Invensys Classic at Las Vegas 80 88.89 2nd
1999 Nissan Open 55 76.39 15th
1997 Bay Hill Invitational 61 84.72 Won
1997 NEC World Series of Golf 51 70.83 2nd
1996 Buick Open 62 86.11 33rd
1994 Northern Telecom Open 60 83.33 9th
1993 Buick Invitational of California 54 75 Won