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Mickelson notches 33rd tour victory

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U.S. Team Member Phil Mickelson lines up a putt on the 11th green during the final round of the 2007 Presidents Cup at The Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal on September 30, 2007. The U.S. team retained the Cup defeating the International Team 19.5 to 14.5. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch) | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/d492cf3760a80b87ee1b026ebfba0149/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
U.S. Team Member Phil Mickelson lines up a putt on the 11th green during the final round of the 2007 Presidents Cup at The Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal on September 30, 2007. The U.S. team retained the Cup defeating the International Team 19.5 to 14.5. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch) | License Photo

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson shot a 1-under-par 70 Sunday to win the Northern Trust Open in Pacific Palisades, Calif., his 33rd victory on the PGA Tour.

Mickelson finished at 12-under 272 at the Riviera Country Club, two strokes ahead of Jeff Quinney, who shot 71 Sunday.

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"I've wanted to win this tournament for a long time," Mickelson said. "It is pretty cool. Riviera is such a great golf course."

Quinney was trying to win for the first time on tour.

Luke Donald and Padraig Harrington both shot 68 and tied for third-place at 7-under 277.

Ryuji Imada and Scott Verplank were at 278 and Robert Allenby, K.J. Choi, J.B. Holmes and Stuart Appleby finished at 279.

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