Phil Mickelson; Photo: Reuters

Yesterday, on the final hole of the 68th Masters, Phil Mickelson won his first major, finishing with a 9-under 279. It took 43 attempts in his 12 years as a pro, but now Lefty, who has come close to winning several majors, no longer has to answer questions about losing majors. Mickelson's final putt was a 20 footer for a birdie and a one stroke victory over Ernie Els. The winning putt hung on the lip of the hole before falling in to the joy of Mickelson, his caddie, Bones Mckay, and the gallery. Even Gothamist was ecstatic for Phil and cheering wildly when his putt went in.

Related: If you're looking to play golf in New York City, you're in luck. The Daily News looks at the city's best driving ranges. They rate The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers as the best in the city, with the Brooklyn Golf Center getting an honorable mention.

If want to get in 18 holes on courses good enough to host a major, check out Bethpage State Park, a public course that hosted the 2002 U.S. Open on its "Black Course". Bethpage is slated to host 2009's U.S. Open as well.