The Open Championship 2013

Phil Mickelson’s final round at the Open Championship will go down as one of the great rounds in the tournaments 153 year history. The American described it as the best of his career. Not typical in terms of his flair but the excitement of the last six holes matched the scintillating 64 of Greg Norman in 1993.
Despite the stunning weather all week Muirfield was set up as one of the most difficult tests in years. Tight fairways, high rough, fast firm greens meant only one man finished under par. The highest scoring Open since 1999.
Mickelson is a fans favourite and will go down as a golfing great and one of the most popular Open Champions ever. With a grandstand Sunday finish he deserved the standing ovation and football like cheers when the winning putt dropped.
His run started at the daunting par 3 12th with a rare birdie then followed up with an incredible birdie on the very difficult 14th. From three back he stood on 16 tying for the lead. Two clutch par putts on 15 and 16 made lefty the favourite. And after two sensational wood shots on 17 a birdie gave Mickelson a two shot lead playing the last. Mickelson known for his aggressive play produced a brilliant iron shot to the last green to seal a magical and well deserved Open victory.


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