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Mickelson wins Masters

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – Phil Mickelson captured his third Masters title Sunday.

Lee Westwood had gone into the final round with a one stroke lead, but "Lefty" pulled away from Westwood for a three stroke win, shooting 5-under 67.

It was also an emotional day for Mickelson and his family. His wife and mother are battling breast cancer. After Mickelson's final hole on the 18th, he embraced his wife Amy.

Mickelson stated, "When I get here at Augusta, like I said I get relaxed, I feel very comfortable here and I'm just in love with this place it brings out the best in me."

"I don't normally shed tears over wins and when Amy and I hugged off the 18th that was a very emotional moment for us," said Mickelson. "It's something that I'll look back on and just cherish, I mean I'll cherish every moment of this week. It's been a very special week."

Tiger Woods had what he called an "unsuccessful" Masters, which came on the heels of a five month leave after his sex scandal was made public. Woods finished tied for fourth with K.J Choi, five strokes behind Mickleson.

Woods stated, "I came here to win the event and I finished fourth and I just made too many, way to many mistakes too many three puts, two many loose shots, consequently I didn't win."

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