On the green

Phil Mickelson’s putt from the fringe takes a hop and comes up maybe 10 feet short of the flagstick, and that’s the final twist of a gut-wrenching Sunday at Riviera Country Club. Charles Howell’s chip almost goes in, going four feet past on the right. Mickelson misses the par putt. Now it’s up to Howell … who hammers home the birdie putt for the win! Howell takes off his cap, looks skyward in relief, and accepts handshakes all around. Good for him, a smart, courteous, hard-working kid to whom this obviously matters a lot.

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