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Bill Haas Tops Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson In Playoff At 2012 Northern Trust Open

Phil Mickelson looked like he was out of it after two bogeys on 14 and 15 put him off the pace of Bill Haas after Haas birdied the 17th hole to take a one shot lead. But Mickelson and Keegan Bradley had dramatic putts on the 18th to force a three-way playoff at Riviera Country Club.

Mickelson, Haas and Bradley all had great shots on their first playoff hole. Mickelson took a safe angle to the hole and put it on the green, but Haas (who shot right after Mickelson) put it short of the green. Bradley then put it the closest overall with a shot that went right past the hole and landed a few feet behind it on the fringe of the green.

Haas chipped the putt onto the green that gave him a good opportunity at par, Mickelson put his long putt short, and then Bradley saw his potential winning put race just off the edge of the hole. All three hit their par putts.

On the second playoff hole, all three struggled to find the green, but then Haas holed in a long putt to top Mickelson and Bradley in regulation.

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