Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mickleson's British Open Win

The 2013 golf season will most likely  be remembered as the year Phil Mickelson didn't win his first U.S. Open Championship but did win his first British Open.
At age 42, Mickleson pulled off a stunning victory Sunday at Muirfield in Scotland by shooting a spectacular 66 (four birdies on the last six holes) that left him the only player in the field under par for 72 holes. Worthy competitors including Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Lee Westwood couldn't respond to Mickelson's charge.
It was Mickelson's fifth major championship win and a post on Facebook afterward pointed out that he has finished second eight times in major tournaments, adding that if he had won those eight times he would be just one major victory behind Woods, 14-13.


add Mickelson: The amazing aspect about him and his game is that although he is in his early 40s, an age where so many players struggle to make cuts each week or eventually drop off  the PGA tour because they can't make enough money to keep their PGA cards, Mickelson is always given a legit chance to win wherever he tees up the ball.


last add Mickelson: His eight runner-up finishes in major tournaments doesn't come close to the record  held by Jack Nicklaus, who finished second 19 times. Tiger Woods' chase of Nicklaus' record 18 major victories wouldn't even merit a discussion if Jack had won half of his second-place efforts.

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