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Tour Championship puts Phil Mickelson back at world no. 2

Phil Mickelson shot a final round of 65 to win the Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola at Atlanta's East Lake Golf Club. Mickelson began the day at four under par, four behind overnight leader Kenny Perry, two behind world number one Woods. His five-under-par final round was good enough to secure a three stroke win and the $1.35 million first prize. Woods shot a level-par 70 to claim second place as Perry fell away with a 74. Woods' runner-up finish was good enough to win the FedEx Cup and its $10 million prize. Mickelson regains the world number two spot with the win and finished second in the Fed Ex Cup.

Japan’s Daisuke Maruyama ended a four-year title drought with a four-stroke triumph at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open. Maruyama battled to a three-over-par 74 in tough conditions at the Joyo Country Club to beat China’s Liang Wen-chong, Korea’s Kim Kyung-tae and countryman Yuta Ikeda in the US$1.5 million event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour. Marayama climbs 121 places to world number 186.

Garrett Willis won the WNB Golf Classic on the Nationwide Tour, two-putting the final green for a 68 and a one stroke victory over Chad Collins who had earlier shot a ten-under-par round for 62. As well as virtually securing his PGA Tour card for 2010 Willis jumps 113 places to world number 228.

Overnight leader Rafael Gomez from Argentina held on the win the Iberostar Riviera Maya Open on the Canadian Tour, prevailing by a stroke from Antonio Maldonado despite a four-over-par final round fo 76. Gomez advances to world number 480.

September 28, 2009

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