Mickelson Wins First Open Championship


Published on July 22 2013 6:26 am
Last Updated on July 22 2013 6:26 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Gullane, Scotland) -- Phil Mickelson birdied four of his final six holes en route to a fourth-round five-under to clinch his first Open Championship from Muirfield. Mickelson says he knew what he had to do going into the final round.

He finished three-under after entering the final round five strokes back of Lee Westwood.  Westwood collapsed down the stretch with a plus-four to end the tournament in a tie for third at one-over. Tiger Woods shot a three-over par 74 on Sunday to end in a tie for sixth at plus-two. Henrik Stenson was alone in second place at even par.



The Open Championship  (East Lothian, Scotland)

1. Phil Mickelson (-3)

2. Henrik Stenson (E)

T3. Ian Poulter (+1)

T3. Adam Scott (+1)

T3. Lee Westwood (+1)

T6. Hideki Matsuyama (+2)

T6. Zach Johnson (+2)

T6. Tiger Woods (+2)