Phil Mickelson pleased to end trophy drought

Phil Mickelson hits from the fairway during the first round of the Humana Challenge golf tournament on January 17, 2013
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Phil Mickelson admits that he is pleased to end his winless run following Sunday's victory at the Phoenix Open.

Phil Mickelson has admitted that he is pleased to end his trophy drought following Sunday's win at the Phoenix Open.

Despite a late charge from fellow American Brandt Snedeker, the 42-year-old was able to hold on for a four-shot victory.

The triumph was Mickelson's first on the PGA Tour in nearly a year.

"It's an important one for me because it's been a while since I won, been a while since I've been in contention," he said.

"I played really good golf and I had to fight really hard to fight off a charging Brandt Snedeker, who played great.

"It's a hard thing to do, to win on the PGA Tour, and I'm very appreciative and fortunate."

The title is the 54th of Mickelson's professional career.

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