Mickelson rallies to win HSBC Champions

Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 3:43am

Phil Mickelson staged a late rally to win the HSBC Champions by one stroke over South Africa's Ernie Els on Sunday.

Mickelson made an 18-footer to save par on the 16th after whiffing on a shot, then holed a 10-foot birdie on the 17th to close with a 3-under 69 and overcome a late charge by Els, who held the lead until hitting into the water and making bogey on the final hole.