By the numbers: Records set, tied by Lefty this week

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Here is Phil Mickelson’s victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open by the numbers, courtesy of PGA Tour research:

• Records third win (1996, 2005, 2013) in 24 starts, tying Mark Calcavecchia (posted third win in 15th start), Gene Littler (13th start) and Arnold Palmer (eighth start) for most wins at event. Has 10 top-10 finishes in 24 starts at the event.

• Equals Calcavecchia’s 72-hole tournament record of 28-under 256, falling two shy of the all-time PGA Tour record for 72-hole winning score (Tommy Armour, 26-under 254, 2003 Valero Texas Open).

• Since 1970, is just the second wire-to-wire winner of the event (Steve Jones in 1997).

• Opening-round 60 equaled Steve Stricker (2010 John Deere Classic) for lowest opening-round score by a winner in PGA Tour history.

• At 42 years, 7 months, 18 days old, becomes the fourth-oldest winner of the event, trailing only Kenny Perry (48 years, 3 months, 21 days), Julius Boros (46 years, 11 months, 9 days) and Miller Barber (46 years, 10 months, 2 days).

• Played the par 3s in 9 under this week, the best mark since the tournament moved to TPC Scottsdale in 1987. The previous record was 7 under, set by Chris DiMarco (2003) and Scott Hoch (1989).

• With six wins, ties Johnny Miller for the most wins in the state of Arizona.