British Open: Phil shoots 66 to win his fifth major

07/21/2013

APTOPIX British Open GolfGULLANE, SCOTLAND – Phil Mickelson had a Sunday to remember at Muirfield, playing what he called one of the best rounds of his career to capture the 2013 British Open.

Mickelson had said on Saturday that he liked his position, five shots off the lead, and figured a round in the 60s would put him in contention. He managed that and then some, firing a 66 to match the low round of championship and win the claret jug. Mickelson birdied four of his final six holes to win the fifth major of his career.

Henrik Stenson of Sweden was second at even par overall, while Ian Poulter, Adam Scott and third-round leader Lee Westwood all finished a further shot back at +1. Tiger Woods shot a final-round 74 and finished +2 for the championship.

(Phil Mickelson talks to the crowd at the 18th green about his victory)

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(Phil on winning the championship)

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(Phil says he’s proud to have finally won the British Open)

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(Phil on mastering links golf)

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(Phil on his two great shots on the par 5 17th hole)

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(Phil on stepping up on Sunday)

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(Phil on coming back after his disappointing finish at the U.S. Open)

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(Tiger Woods says his putting wasn’t good enough)

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(Lee Westwood says he isn’t disappointed)

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(Westwood says he didn’t play great)

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(Westwood on his struggles as opposed to Phil’s excellent round)

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