Mickelson wins in the end. Langer wins sixth Schwab Cup title

Mickelson wins in the end.  Langer wins sixth Schwab Cup title

Phoenix – Phil Mickelson smashed three of the last holes on Sunday to win the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup and Bernard Langer won his sixth Champions League points title.

Mickelson fired 6-unders at the Phoenix Country Club, climbing up and down from under-5 to 18 for birdies to hitting 19-under. Join Jack Nicklaus as the only player to win four of the first six PGA Tour Champions.

Langer, who has struggled with back pain all weekend, struggled to get his shot for his fall as he traversed 2-under 69. The 64-year-old German finished at 12-under and had to wait for Jim Furyek to see if he would win Schwab. Cup for the fifth time in seven years.

Furyk needed a championship win or a tie for third place and Langer ended up ending up worse than eighth to win his first PGA Tour Champions Series title. He took a long jump throw on a 17 par-4 to pull two off the lead, but Mickelson’s birdie on No. 18 made it three shots.

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Furyk needed an eagle to win the Schwab Cup, and he pulled his second shot into the left runway off the 18th green and had to fall into the mulch. He hit his next shot across the green in the rough and got up and down. Furyk fired 71 into a tie to finish fifth in the under-16.

Mickelson entered the final third round behind Furyk and rose to the top with sparrows #14 and 15. The main champ had a six-time stealth-free tour.

New Zealander Stephen Alker, a PGA Tour Champions qualifier just three months ago, netted 67 goals to finish second at 18-under. Darren Clark had a 64 and David Toms 65 to tie for third in the under-17.

Langer shot under his tooth for the first time in the third round, free of the Stealth 63 with rear Eagles moving him within six shots of 16 under Fiorek’s lead. He pulled through two shots with the sparrows on Numbers 1 and 4, then rolled in a 15-foot eagle throw at the 306-yard bar-4 hitting 14 under.

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Langer could not maintain the momentum.

He made three goals for a fifth-ranked bogey in seventh and took another tier 4 bogey at tenth. He finally hit the ball on a 17 par-4, giving a sneer after he went down.

Langer played all 39 PGA Tour Champions events in the 2020-21 season, putting him in a position to win another Schwab Cup despite finishing on Sunday 17th.

Alker was ending his dream in his first season in the PGA Tour Champions.

He had no stature after turning 50 in July and qualified for the Boeing Classic in August. Alker has compiled each week’s Top 10 Finals to continue playing and qualify for the post-season, including last weekend’s win at TimberTech in Florida.

He continued to rotate on Sunday, beating a bogey at 3 second with five sparrows to finish one behind Mickelson.

Triplett took the lead at 17 under with a birdie on par-4 12, but fell with a back-to-back double bogey after hitting the street along par-4 14 and into the water on par-3 15th.

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