PHOENIX — Phil Mickelson birdied three of the ultimate holes Sunday to win the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship, and Bernhard Langer held on to win his sixth PGA Tour Champions season factors title.
Mickelson shot a 6-under 65 at Phoenix Nation Membership, getting up and down from wanting the par-5 18th for birdie to achieve 19 beneath. He joined Jack Nicklaus as the one participant to win 4 of his first six PGA Tour Champions begins.
Langer, who battled again ache all weekend, struggled getting putts to fall as he labored by means of a 2-under 69. The 64-year-old German completed at 12 beneath and needed to look ahead to Jim Furyk to see if he would win the Schwab Cup for the fifth time in seven years.
Furyk wanted to win the event or tie for third and have Langer find yourself worse than eighth to win his first PGA Tour Champions collection title. He dropped in a protracted birdie putt on the par-4 seventeenth to tug inside 2 pictures of the lead, however Mickelson’s birdie on No. 18 made it 3 pictures.
Needing an eagle to win the Schwab Cup, Furyk pulled his second shot into the grandstand left of the 18th inexperienced and needed to drop in mulch. He hit his subsequent shot throughout the inexperienced into the tough and acquired up and down for par. Furyk shot 71 to tie for fifth at 16 beneath.
Mickelson entered the ultimate spherical 3 pictures behind Furyk and surged into the lead with birdies on Nos. 14 and 15. The six-time main champion had a bogey-free spherical.
New Zealander Steven Alker, a PGA Tour Champions qualifier simply three months in the past, shot 67 to complete second at 18 beneath. Darren Clarke had a 64 and David Toms a 65 to tie for third at 17 beneath.
Langer shot beneath his age for the primary time within the third spherical, a sterling bogey-free 63 with bookend eagles that moved him inside 6 pictures of Furyk’s 16-under lead. He pulled inside 2 pictures with birdies on Nos. 1 and 4, then rolled in a 15-foot eagle putt on the 306-yard par-4 fifth to achieve 14 beneath.
Langer could not preserve the momentum.
He three-putted for a bogey on the par-5 seventh and took one other bogey on the par-4 tenth. He lastly made a putt on the par-4 seventeenth, giving a sarcastic shrug after it dropped.
Langer performed all 39 PGA Tour Champions occasions within the wraparound 2020-21 season, placing him in place to win one other Schwab Cup regardless of ending seventeenth Sunday.
Alker had a dream end to his first PGA Tour Champions season.
He had no standing after turning 50 in July and certified for the Boeing Basic in August. Alker put collectively top-10 finishes each week to maintain taking part in and turn out to be eligible for the postseason, together with a win final weekend on the TimberTech Championship in Florida.
He stored the roll occurring Sunday, overcoming a bogey on the par-3 second with 5 birdies to complete a shot behind Mickelson.
Triplett took the lead at 17 beneath with a birdie on the par-4 twelfth, however fell off with consecutive double bogeys after hitting onto the road alongside the par-4 14th and into the water on the par-3 fifteenth.