It was the 11th time in 15 seasons that Mickelson won on the West Coast Swing. GOLD COAST, Australia – After two days of nearly flawless golf, Karrie Webb stumbled late but held on to win her sixth ANZ Australian Ladies Masters. She had a comfortable four-stroke lead through much of the back nine at Royal Pines before bogeying the 17th and 18th holes for a 4-under 68 and a two-stroke victory over Shin Ji-yai of South Korea. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Sweden’s Peter Hedblom shot a 4-under 68 to win the Malaysian Open for his first European Tour title in almost 11 years. Hedblom’s 8-under 280 gave him a one-stroke victory over Frenchman Jean-Francois Lucquin, his first tour win since the Moroccan Open in 1996. At one point, five players were tied for the lead, with seven other players within two shots. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PEBBLE BEACH – Phil Mickelson waited until late last year, when his clubs were collecting dust during a three-month break from golf, to reflect on a U.S. Open disappointment at Winged Foot that suddenly seemed to overshadow all of his achievements. Instead of sulking, he found a solution. Mickelson finally got his season on track by closing with a 6-under 66 to tie the 72-hole tournament scoring record, win for the 30th time in his career and become only the third player in PGA Tour history to surpass $40 million in earnings. Mickelson, determined to become a better driver, was all that and more on a surprisingly sunny afternoon. He missed only one fairway, turned a tight race into a runaway with three birdies in a four-hole stretch along the ocean and emerged again as a threat whenever – and wherever – he tees it up. “Winning today gives me satisfaction,” he said. “I believe I can take what happened at Winged Foot and make it a plus for the rest of my career. I think I’m going to be a better driver of the golf ball for the rest of my career. At least, that’s the goal.” That’s what he did in the final round, and no one else had a chance. So complete was his performance at Pebble that Mickelson was among the top five in driving accuracy, greens in regulation, putting and driving distance. The five-shot victory matched the largest margin since Bing Crosby started this tournament in 1937. His five-shot victory Sunday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am hardly was a case of redemption, but it at least changed the conversation about him from the past to his potential. Those worried about emotional scars from his double bogey on the final hole at Winged Foot can relax.