Long wins Desert Classic for 1st title

(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Adam Long made a 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Desert Classic for his first PGA Tour title.

Long closed with a 7-under 65 on the Stadium Course at PGA West to beat playing partners Phil Mickelson and Adam Hadwin by a stroke.

Mickelson, the leader after each of the first three rounds, fought putting problems in a 69. Hadwin shot 67.

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