Wells Fargo Championship 2013 results: Phil Mickelson settles for 3rd after late bogeys

Mike Ehrmann

The day started with a loaded leaderboard at the top, but in the inhospitable conditions at Charlotte, several big names, including Phil Mickelson, faltered late.

For the third time in four weeks, the PGA Tour needed extra holes to crown a winner. This week, it was Derek Ernst, who came to the 2013 Wells Fargo Championship as the fourth alternate. Luckily for Ernst, who was No. 1,207 in the world, the relatively poor conditions of several of the greens at Quail Hollow scared off some players who withdrew before the tournament started. A birdie on the 18th hole clinched a playoff spot against David Lynn, and he perfectly played the 18th again to earn his first career win.

The final round started early on Sunday morning, as PGA Tour officials feared the possibility of another suspension due to bad weather and a potential Monday finish. It was cold and wet, with rain persisting through much of the day and wind chills in the low-to-mid 40s.

Those conditions washed away a once-promising leaderboard that featured several of the top names in the world. Phil Mickelson had been at the top of the board for the entire weekend, and he held at least a share of the lead until his second-to-last hole on Sunday. Mickelson walked to the 16th tee with a one-shot lead over the field, but bogeys on Nos. 16 and 17 dropped him one off the pace behind Ernst and Lynn. Phil struggled with the putter coming into the clubhouse, and after his blow up on the final four holes on Saturday, the late loss will be a tough one to take for the veteran who praised this venue as one of his favorite on Tour. It was his to lose, and he did just that in the final three holes.

The world's No. 2, Rory McIlroy, was just a shot off the lead early on Sunday. But Rory stumbled on the back nine as well, carding a double bogey at No. 12 and then a bogey at No. 13 to fall out of contention. It was another solid showing for Rory, who picked up his first career PGA Tour win here in 2010. But he still has yet to put it all together this season, and Sunday's late struggles resulted in a T10 finish.

Lee Westwood, who momentarily held the lead with Mickelson at 8-under, also dropped two shots coming in to finish T4. Nick Watney started the day in the lead with Mickelson after both blew up at the end of their third round and brought the field back into it for Sunday. Watney, however, could get nothing going on Sunday and dropped to 4-under. Here are the complete results for the field that played the weekend in Charlotte:

Place Player Score
1 Derek Ernst -8
2 David Lynn -8
3 Phil Mickelson -7
T4 Lee Westwood -6
T4 Robert Karlsson -6
T6 Kyle Stanley -5
T6 Bo Van Pelt -5
T6 Kevin Streelman -5
T6 Ryan Moore -5
T10 Ross Fisher -4
T10 Charles Howell III -4
T10 Vaughn Taylor -4
T10 Rory McIlroy -4
T10 Brian Harman -4
T10 Nick Watney -4
T16 Luke List -3
T16 Henrik Norlander -3
T16 D.H. Lee -3
T16 Sergio Garcia -3
T16 D.A. Points -3
T16 George McNeill -3
T22 John Rollins -2
T22 Jimmy Walker -2
T22 Scott Gardiner -2
T22 John Merrick -2
T22 John Senden -2
T27 Robert Garrigus -1
T27 Brian Davis -1
T27 Shawn Stefani -1
T27 Robert Allenby -1
T27 Lucas Glover -1
T32 Jordan Spieth E
T32 Josh Teater E
T32 Webb Simpson E
T32 Ted Potter, Jr. E
T32 Pat Perez E
T32 Patrick Reed E
T38 James Driscoll 1
T38 Martin Flores 1
T38 Bud Cauley 1
T38 Geoff Ogilvy 1
T38 Scott Brown 1
T43 Daniel Summerhays 2
T43 Lee Williams 2
T43 Richard H. Lee 2
T43 David Hearn 2
T43 Russell Henley 2
T43 Rod Pampling 2
T43 Brendon de Jonge 2
T50 Chris Kirk 3
T50 Peter Tomasulo 3
T50 Ryo Ishikawa 3
T50 Stuart Appleby 3
T50 Jason Kokrak 3
T50 James Hahn 3
T50 Nate Smith 3
T50 Tommy Gainey 3
T58 Dicky Pride 4
T58 Boo Weekley 4
T58 Trevor Immelman 4
T61 Steve Marino 5
T61 Gary Woodland 5
T61 Steven Bowditch 5
T61 Will Claxton 5
T65 Zach Johnson 6
T65 Roberto Castro 6
T65 Hunter Haas 6
T68 Casey Wittenberg 7
T68 Matteo Manassero 7
T68 Brad Fritsch 7
71 Angel Cabrera 9
72 Luke Guthrie 14

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