Phil Mickelson Comes From Behind To Win First British Open


Only in the sport of golf can a man accomplish a major milestone at the age of 43. Yesterday, in the final round of the British Open, Phil Mickelson played his “best round of golf yet” to win the tournament in a dramatic come-from-behind fashion. Mickelson started the final round tied for 9th place, 5 shots behind England’s own Lee Westwood.

Mickelson began Sunday’s last round behind several of golf’s biggest names: Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, and Hunter Mahan to name a few. Yet, Mickelson was confident the Open’s claret jug would be his at the conclusion of the tournament. And, thanks to his incredible six birdie streak, he was spot on.

“He’s stronger than he’s ever been,” said Jim Mackay, Mickelson’s trusted caddy of 21 years. “He’s fitter than he’s ever been. He’s hungrier than he’s ever been. You can’t [overstate] how much he wants to compete and do well.”

I repeat: Only in the sport of golf can an athlete continue to competitively improve at the age of 43. Mickelson has always been a staple in the PGA, and after his incredibly impressive showing in England yesterday, it is evident that he will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.

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