Phil Mickelson wins 2005 PGA Championship
Phil Mickelson clinched his second major title with a one-shot victory in the weather-delayed U.S. PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club on Monday.
Mickelson, one ahead with five holes left when lightning forced a suspension in final-round play on Sunday, completed a two-over 72 to finish at four-under 276.
The American left-hander, last year's U.S. Masters champion, sealed victory from Steve Elkington and Thomas Bjorn thanks to a birdie at the par-five last.
Elkington, the 1995 champion at Riviera, carded a 71 and Bjorn finished with 72 with world No. 1 Tiger Woods a further stroke back in a tie for fourth, having closed with a 68 on Sunday.
With Elkington and Bjorn in the clubhouse at three under par, Mickelson stepped on to the par-five 18th tee needing a birdie to triumph.
He drove straight down the middle and, after twice tapping the Jack Nicklaus plaque -- embedded in the fairway -- for good luck, might have hoped for better fortune when his second shot sailed right into the greenside rough.
There was no panic, however, as the ice-cool Mickelson responded with a perfect flop shot to leave him a straightforward three-foot putt for the title.