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2006 Phil Mickelson Wins the Masters


Watch the complete final round broadcast of the 2006 Masters. Phil Mickelson wins his second Tournament, by two strokes over Tim Clark.

Phil Mickelson’s Triumph at the 2006 Masters: A Memorable Year in Golf History

Golf enthusiasts, mark your calendars! Today, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to the 2006 Masters Tournament, where legends were made and history was written.

Held at the iconic Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, the 70th Masters Tournament took place from April 6th to 9th.

With a course that had been lengthened by a significant 155 yards, this event promised to be a true test of skill and determination for the world’s top golfers.

A Lengthened Challenge

One of the key aspects of the 2006 Masters was the transformation of the Augusta National Golf Club course.

To provide an even greater challenge to the players, the course was lengthened by 155 yards, stretching from 7,290 yards in 2005 to an imposing 7,445 yards.

This alteration aimed to test the mettle of the competitors and separate the best from the rest.

Phil Mickelson’s Remarkable Victory

As the Masters unfolded, the golf world witnessed the brilliance of Phil Mickelson.

Already a major champion, Mickelson showcased his exceptional skills once again.

With a final score of 281, he finished the tournament at an impressive 7 strokes under par (−7), securing his second Masters victory and his second consecutive major championship.

The margin of victory was narrow, with Mickelson edging out the runner-up, Tim Clark, by a mere two strokes.

Mickelson’s triumph was not only a testament to his talent but also a demonstration of his nerves of steel when it mattered the most.

A Hefty Purse and Winner’s Share

The 2006 Masters Tournament boasted a purse that amounted to a staggering $7 million, making it one of the most lucrative events on the golfing calendar.

The winner, Phil Mickelson, took home a handsome prize of $1.26 million for his outstanding performance.

This substantial reward not only recognized Mickelson’s victory but also highlighted the significance of this prestigious tournament in the world of golf.

Farewell to a Legend

The 2006 Masters Tournament also marked a poignant moment in golf history as it bid farewell to a true legend of the sport.

Three-time Masters champion Nick Faldo took to the course for the final time in a Masters competition.

His illustrious career and contributions to the game earned him the respect and admiration of fans and fellow golfers alike.

Steve King of Fore King Golf

Steve King

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