Phil Mickelson's 2008 Year in ReviewPhil Mickelson's year began at Torrey Pines at the Buick Invitational. He tied for sixth.
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Mickelson just missed a playoff at the Tour Championship. He tied for third.
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Mickelson helped the U.S. team win back the Ryder Cup at Valhalla.
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Mickelson tied for seventh at the PGA Championship.
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Mickelson never contended at the British Open after a first-round 79.
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Mickelson played with Tiger Woods and Adam Scott in the first two rounds of the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Mickelson was criticized for not using his driver in the first two rounds and tied for 18th.
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On Saturday at the Masters, Mickelson's chance for a third green jacket ended when he shot a 75. He finished tied for fifth.
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At the Northern Trust Open at Riviera, Mickelson notched his 33rd PGA Tour victory, and first of the season.
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Needing a birdie on 18 to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Mickelson lobbed a wedge over several trees and made the winning putt for his second victory of the season.
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Mickelson, center, missed his only cut of the year at Pebble Beach.
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After Mickelson missed this birdie putt on the first playoff hole, J.B. Holmes made his putt to win the FBR Open.
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Mickelson finished the year with two wins and eight top 10s in 21 events.• Return to 2008 Year-in-Review Homepage
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