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Mickelson defeated Thomas in a playoff to win the WGC-Mexico Championship.

Mickelson defeated Thomas in a playoff to win the WGC-Mexico Championship.

Five-time major winner American Phil Mickelson defeated Justin Thomas in a playoff to win the WGC-Mexico Championship 2018 at Muirfield - his first victory since the 2013 Open.

The oldest man in the Course is now the oldest ever winner of a World Golf Championship-Mexico 2018 event.

WGC-Mexico Championship 2018, Mickelson, Thomas playoff, wins,  results, leaderboard, quotes.
WGC-Mexico Championship 2018.

Thomas contributed to hawk at the keep going for a seven-under 64 however watched kindred American Mickelson birdie the fifteenth and sixteenth to post 66 for a 16-under aggregate.

Mickelson, 47, parred the main additional gap to win his 46th title and end a keep running of 101 competitions without a win.

Britain's Tyrell Hatton passed up a great opportunity for the play-off after an intruder on the eighteenth.

Hatton was in a three-way tie with Mickelson and Thomas yet he marked for a 67 after his dropped shot and completed joint third with Spain's Rafa Cabrera Bello, who had birdied a similar gap in his end 67.

That Mickelson could show signs of improvement of Thomas - champ of seven PGA Tour titles in his last 32 begins - is a demonstration of the greatness of his arrival to golf's fantastic stage.

Sprinter up Justin Thomas would have been the principal player since David Duval in 1997 to win sequential PGA Tour occasions in playoffs.

WGC Mexico-Championship 2018 Leaderboard.

-16 P Mickelson (US),    J Thomas (US);
-15 R Bello (Spa),
T Hatton (Eng);
-13 K Aphibarnrat (Tha),
B Harman (US);
-12 D Johnson (US),
S Garcia (Spa)

Main others:

-10 B Watson (US), S Sharma (Ind);
-9 P Casey (Eng);
-8 T Fleetwood (Eng), J Spieth (US);
-6 C Hoffman (US);
-2 M Fitzpatrick (Eng)

See the Full Leaderboard of WGC Mexico-championship 2018.

For Mickelson, the triumph was bound to happen however the signs have for some time been great. The five-time real champ made a trip to Club de Golf Chapultepec in the city of Naucalpan this week on the back of three sequential best six completions.

Through the extreme circumstances and close misses, he has never lost expectation.

Mickelson shut with a five-under round of 66 and showed signs of improvement of Thomas after one playoff gap to win his third WGC title. Just Dustin Johnson (five) and Tiger Woods (18) can gloat more.

Mickelson now has 43 PGA Tour triumphs and appears to have returned to his best with the Masters coming soon.

WGC Mexico-championship 2018 Quotes.

"The struggle to get back here, knowing that I was able to compete at this level but not doing it, and the frustration that that led to. To finally break through and to have this validation means a lot to me. said Mickelson.

"For it to happen here in Mexico City against the best players in the world is such an encouraging and validating feeling. This is hopefully going to propel me on to better stuff. "said Mickelson.

"I believe that more is to come, and I feel like I'm starting to play some of my best golf. To culminate here in Mexico City with a World Golf Championship victory is exciting to me beyond words because it just validates the hard work I put in and the struggle for the last few years to finally get my game back." said Mickelson.

It was "pretty unbelievable" he had even had a chance of winning but added he was "happy" that Mickelson won. Said Thomas.

"He's really been working hard to get back in the winner's circle, and it was a great week for both of us."

"This is an emotional win for him, and it's emotional for me, too. He's not just one of the greatest players and personalities, he's one of the greatest people ever to play the game." Added Thomas.

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