Phil Mickelson wins 142nd Open Championship

By: Zach Berridge Email
By: Zach Berridge Email

Heading into the final round of the British Open, only a few names were seriously considered as being contenders.
Lee Westwood owned a two stroke lead over Hunter Mahan and Tiger Woods, but it was the guy who hits from the wrong side who exploded on the back nine to win the tournament.
Phil Mickelson began Sunday down five strokes, but a two under front nine, combined with the struggles of the leaders, gave him a shot to win.
He went on to birdie four of the final six holes at the Muirfield Golf Links, including sinking a putt on 18 to seal the deal.
It was Lefty's fifth overall Major Championship.
He now only needs a victory in the US Open to complete the career Grand Slam.

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