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Last Updated: Monday April 10 2006 10:35 GMT

Golf: Mickelson takes the Masters

Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson beat South Africa's Tim Clark by two shots to win the Masters at Augusta in the US.

The American made a final round of 69, three under par for the course, putting him seven under for the tournament, and setting him up for a relaxed win.

Clark can still be happy with second, his best finish in a major tournament.

In third, at four under, were Americans Chad Campbell, Fred Couples and Tiger Woods, Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal and South African Retief Goosen.

Olazabal made it into the third-placed group with the round of the week, a 66.

Mickelson has been having a great deal of success lately, winning in Atlanta last week by a brilliant 13 shots.

"I knew it was going to be a long, tough day. But in the end, it was real fun and I ended up playing well," he said.

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