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Bubba Watson holds off Phil Mickelson

Updated: January 30, 2011, 9:48 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Bubba Watson tempered his celebration when he rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday at Torrey Pines, knowing Phil Mickelson could still make eagle on the par-5 closing hole to catch him.

It played out just as Watson imagined, right down to Mickelson's caddie tending the pin on the eagle attempt.

There was just one twist -- Mickelson wasn't anywhere near the green.

In a surprising decision that gave way to brief drama, Mickelson laid up ...

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