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Mickelson is back to world no. 2 and closing gap on Tiger

Phil Mickelson picked up his second title of the year by holding off Nick Watney at the World Golf Championships - CA Championship at Doral. Mickelson, who had been treated overnight for heat exhaustion and dehydration, shot a final round of 69 for a one stroke win.

Mickelson moves up a place to World Number Two and to within 0.52 average points of World Number One Tiger Woods while Watney breaks into the World Top 50 with a 38 spot jump to World Number 40.

Mike Bradley won the Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular on the PGA Tour by a stroke from Brett Quigley and Jason Day. The win catapults the 42 year-old up the Official World Golf Ranking with a 642 spot leap to world number 260.

American Alex Prugh won the Michael Hill New Zealand Open, a co-sanctioned event between the Australasian PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. He jumps 236 positions to world number 250.

March 16, 2009


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