Monday Morning Quarterback for July 22nd, 2013

Lefty wins his 5th Major!!

Lefty 2013 title

Phil Mickelson, 5 strokes behind going into Sunday, shot a 66 in his final round (his best round ever on a Sunday of a Major), to take the 2013 British Open title with a score of 281 (-3), beating Henrik Stenson, who finished 3 shots behind at even par 284.  This is Lefty’s 5th Major title to go along with his 3 Master’s titles and a PGA title.  Mickelson shines as he finishes of the round with 4 birdies over the final six holes, while contenders such as 3rd round leader, Lee Westwood, Adam Scott and Tiger Woods all faltered on Sunday.

It was the 43rd win of Mickelson’s PGA Tour career. As for Tiger Woods, he has now gone 17 majors without a victory.

tiger-woods

Woods is still stuck at 14 major titles, four behind all-time leader Jack Nicklaus who owns 18 major titles.

The top ten finishers in this year’s championship:

POS

PLAYER

TO    PAR

R1

R2

R3

R4

TOT

1 Phil Mickelson -3 69 74 72 66 281
2 Henrik Stenson E 70 70 74 70 284
T3 Ian Poulter +1 72 71 75 67 285
T3 Adam Scott +1 71 72 70 72 285
T3 Lee Westwood +1 72 68 70 75 285
T6 Hideki Matsuyama +2 71 73 72 70 286
T6 Zach Johnson +2 66 75 73 72 286
T6 Tiger Woods +2 69 71 72 74 286
T9 Francesco Molinari +3 69 74 72 72 287
T9 Hunter Mahan +3 72 72 68 75 287