Phil Mickelson Wins At Pebble Beach, Headlines Field For Northern Trust Open

PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Phil Mickelson celebrates with the tournament trophy after winning with an eight-under-par 64 during the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 12, 2012 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Mickelson won the Northern Trust Open in 2008 and 2009.

Phil Mickelson shot a final-round 64 on Sunday to win the 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, beating playing partner Tiger Woods in the process. Mickelson captured the 40th win of his PGA career, and will look for win No. 41 next week at the 2012 Northern Trust Open at Rivera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California.

Mickelson headlines the field at the 86th edition of the Northern Trust Open, looking to win the event for the third time, matching 2008 and 2009. Another former two-time champion in the field is Fred Couples, making his 29th appearance at Riviera. Couples won the tournament in 1990 and 1992.

"On the eve of the 2012 Northern Trust Open, we're thrilled with the way our field has taken shape," said Executive Director Jerry West. "Our defending champion Aaron Baddeley will have a tall task in his attempt to repeat as the field features many of the biggest names in golf.

Baddeley is seeking to be the seventh player to repeat as winner of the Northern Trust Open.

The event, with a $6 million purse and a top prize of $1.118 million, begins Monday with a private kick-off pro-am, followed by practice rounds Tuesday and a pro-am Wednesday that are open to the public. The full tournament begins on Thursday.

For more coverage of the PGA Tour, be sure to read Waggle Room.

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