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Consistency pleases Woods despite Mickelson victory

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  • Tiger Woods finished top of the FedEx Cup standings to take the overall title
  • Phil Mickelson won the Tour Championship after he carded a final-round 65
  • Woods shot a level par 70 to at the East Lake Golf Club to finish six under
  • Mickelson was happy to end the year after tough times off the golf course
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(CNN) -- Tiger Woods admitted he was happy with his overall consistency as he landed the FedEx Cup despite missing out on the Tour Championship to Phil Mickelson in Atlanta on Sunday.

Consistency pleases Woods despite Mickelson victory

Mickelson carded a final-round 65 to take victory at the East Lake Golf Club to finish on nine under par which left him three shots ahead of second-placed Woods who closed with a level par 70 to close at six under.

The second place was though enough to ensure world number one Woods, who won six tournaments in the series, finished top of the FedEx Cup standings and scooped the $10million prize total.

"To win the FedEx Cup and to be as consistent as I have been all year is something that I'm very proud of," Woods told the PGA Tour Web site.

"Out there on the greens there are so many unknowns. I certainly wouldn't have expected to play as consistently as I have going into my first event at the beginning of the season.

"Obviously I'm a little disappointed I didn't win the Championship because I was right there. But the FedEx Cup is something very similar to what you have for Player of the Year.

"It's a cumulative total and something that you have to be consistent the entire year, and it's something that I was."

Mickelson started the final round four shots behind overnight leader Kenny Penny and two behind Woods and was delighted to end the campaign on a high after a tough year off the course.

The victory was Mickelson's first since his wife Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year - with his mother also diagnosed with the disease during what has been a traumatic period for the left-hander.

He said: "It means a lot to finish the year off on such a good note. You know, we've been through a lot, and I'm very proud of my wife and my mom on the fight that they've been through, and we've been fortunate in the long-term.

"We're in good shape. Although day to day it is tough, and the meds are tough, and it's not easy for them, we're fortunate that our long-term outlook looks good.

"So the hardest part was that first month, not knowing, so much uncertainty. We have a long road ahead, to get the first part behind us feels good and to finish this year off with a win feels terrific."

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