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At 48, Phil picks up another 6 mph of swing speed

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Phil Mickelson is excited about the new power surge in his game.

He showed it off winning the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, uncorking some bombs on his way to the three-shot victory he closed out Monday. He finished eighth in the field in driving distance. He won playing a bomb-and-gouge game.

“I had a 5-, 6-mile an hour jump in [swing speed] last year, in really the last three or four months,” Mickelson said.

How did he get it?

“It's not really a secret,” Mickelson said. “It was nine months of hard work, and then overnight I was swinging 6 miles an hour faster.