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ATLANTA - Phil Mickelson had the smaller cheque and felt like the biggest winner. Tiger Woods finished second in the Tour Championship tournament.
Sunday was the ninth time that golf's two biggest stars finished 1-2 in a tournament. Never have they shared the spotlight, each going home with a trophy that was meaningful in its own way.
Mickelson capped off a difficult summer at home with a spectacular rally at East Lake, closing with a 5-under 65 to go from four shots behind to a three-shot victory. Woods made two late birdies, enough to secure the FedEx Cup and its $10million (R74,6million) bonus. It finished a season in which he won six times and was no worse than second in nine of his 17 tournaments.
"I like the way today went," Mickelson said. "He gets the $10million, and I get $1million. I've got no problem with that." - AP