Milestones Apr. 26, 2004

WON. PHIL MICKELSON, 33, the Masters, his first victory in any of golf's four major tournaments, after 47 tries; in Augusta, Ga. One year after his worst season, he acquired a new swing and a slimmer physique and, with a dramatic birdie putt on the 18th hole, won the coveted green blazer.

CHARGED. AUDREY SEILER, 20, with two misdemeanor counts of lying to police, after her apparent abduction turned out to be a hoax; in Madison, Wis. The University of Wisconsin sophomore, who was missing for five days, says she faked her own kidnapping to get more attention from her boyfriend.


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