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PLAYER PROFILES


PHIL MICKELSON


HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 200


BIRTHDATE/PLACE: June 16, 1970 San Diego, CA


CURRENT YEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Phil Mickelson was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in May. Earlier in the year, he fired a bogey-free, 8-under par 64 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to come back from a six-stroke deficit (matching the largest comeback of his career) to Charlie Wi to win his 40th TOUR event, by two strokes. It was his


fourth victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (second only to Mark O’Meara’s five wins) and moved him into ninth all-time in PGA TOUR wins, surpassing Cary Middlecoff and Tom Watson and moving within five wins of tying Walter Hagen. The win was the 13th of his career in California. He lost on the second playoff hole when Bill Haas made a birdie-3 on the 10th hole at the Northern Trust Open (Keegan Bradley was also in the playoff). He tied for fourth in his defense of his Shell Houston Open title. He tied for third at the Masters Tournament and seventh at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, his first appearance in Dallas since finishing tied for third in 2007.


CARL PETTERSSON


HEIGHT: 5-11 WEIGHT: 195 BIRTHDATE/PLACE:


Gothenburg, Sweden


CURRENT YEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Carl Pettersson posted the third runner-up finish of his career, with a tie for second at the Sony Open in Hawaii, two strokes behind the champion, Johnson Wagner. His second runner-up finish of the season came at the Shell Houston Open in his last chance for a Masters invitation. At the RBC Heritage,


JUSTIN ROSE


HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 195


BIRTHDATE/PLACE: July 30, 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa


CURRENT YEAR HIGHLIGHTS: In his fourth start of the season, Justin Rose claimed his first top 10, with a tie for fifth at The Honda Classic on the strength of back-to-back, 4-under-par


66s in the second and third rounds. He came back a week later and shot a final-round, 2-under-par 70 to come from three strokes back to win the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship by one stroke over 54-hole leader Bubba Watson. He has at least one victory in each of the last three years. He finished tied for eighth at the Masters Tournament, where he was one of five players with all four rounds at par or better.


August 29, 1977


he began the final day with a one-stroke lead over Colt Knost and birdied three of his first five holes en route to a 2-under 69 and a five-stroke victory over Zach Johnson. It was his first victory since winning the 2010 RBC Canadian Open and it tied him with Jesper Parnevik for most wins (five) on the PGA TOUR by a Swedish player. He also moved to No. 4 in the FedExCup standings. He became just the sixth player to win the RBC Heritage without having competed in the Masters the week before. The win (his third top-10 finish in 10 starts at the event) was the ninth by an international player in the 44-year history of the RBC Heritage.


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