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Last Updated: Monday, 15 August, 2005, 13:56 GMT 14:56 UK
USPGA final day as it happened
Phil Mickelson birdied the final hole to snatch the USPGA title at the death, having earlier almost thrown it away.

Mickelson was level with Steve Elkington and Thomas Bjorn going to the 18th, and then found the thick rough by the green with his approach shot.

But he produced a magnificent chip when he needed it most, and rolled in a three-footer to win his second major at four under par.

Play was suspended late on Sunday after electrical storms hit the course.


1602: Mickelson hunches over his putt. With the crowd silent, he rolls the ball in to seal his second major win in two years. His children run onto the green to celebrate as the crowd go wild.

Elkington and Bjorn tie on two under in second, with Woods and Love one shot further back.

1559: Davis Love finishes with a round of 74 to end on two under.

1557: A brilliant chip out of the rough from Mickelson leaves him with a putt of just five feet to steal the title on the final green.

1552: Bjorn's birdie attempt on 18 lips out and he finishes on three under. Both he and Elkington must now watch and wait for Mickelson.

1550: Davis Love III, needing an eagle to take the lead, finds the rough with his tee shot on 17.

1545: Bjorn hooks his approach on 18 and is at the back on the bunkers on the left of the green.

1544: Elkington watches his birdie putt slide just wide and finishes on three under. That means Tiger Woods' two under cannot now win him the title.

1542: Mickelson plays an excellent approach to the 17th to leave himself with a 15-foot putt for birdie.

1537: Mickelson drives well off the 17th tee. Fellow leader Bjorn hits a magnificent tee shot on the 18th as he hunts a clear lead of his own.

1533: Thomas Bjorn holes a long putt on 17 to go to three under and a three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard.

1527: Mickelson misses a difficult putt for par and slips back to three under and a share of the lead with Steve Elkington. Suddenly clubhouse leader Tiger Woods is back in the picture.

1523: Mickelson slashes at his tee shot on 16th and sends it into the bunkers on the left hand side of the fairway.

1518: Thomas Bjorn has slipped back to -2 and now has a lot to do if he is to take a share of the lead.

1516: Mickelson pars the 15th to maintain his lead.

1514: Steve Elkington stays on three under to keep in touch with leader Mickelson, who has driven straight down the middle of the 15th fairway.

1509: Lee Westwood birdies the final hole to move into a tie for 17th place. England's Greg Owen finishes with a final round 80.

1505: Mickelson is in relaxed mood as he settles over his par putt on the 14th. He rolls it home and waves to the crowd as he walks to the 15th tee.

USPGA final round photos
15 Aug 05 |  Photo Galleries

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