Mickelson and Lee in the winners circle


World number three Phil Mickelson and New Zealand amateur Danny Lee recorded victories on the PGA and European Tours respectively this weekend.

Mickelson returned to form after a lacklustre start to the season with to claim his 35th PGA Tour title with victory at the Northern Trust Open, despite a disappointing +1 closing round of 72.

The tournament saw a number of players find form after disappointing results recently with Steve Stricker finishing second, and Andres Romero and Fred Couples in a tie for third at Riviera.

"I was fortunate to sneak through with the win," said Lefty. "The last four holes I just looked at the target and swung."

Danny Lee became the youngest player to win on the European Tour at just 18 years and 213 days old with a one stroke victory at the Johnnie Walker Classic in Perth.

Lee decided not to claim his winnings and remain amateur in order to play at the Masters in April. The result has lifted him to 159 in the world rankings.

"It still feels like I'm in dreamland. Hopefully no-one wakes me up," said Lee, who moved to New Zealand from Korea when he was eight.

"I was dreaming about winning but my goal was to make the cut after two rounds and to try to get into the top 20 or top 10. I played extremely well the last few days and yeah, here I am.

"You know winning a European Tour event, it's pretty amazing what I've done."