The Open Championship: Phil Rises To Raise the Jug


Phil Mickelson becomes the latest golfer to have his name engraved on the famous Claret Jug.

The Open Championship from Muirfield has not lacked drama at all this week. Playing in rough conditions, the normal names rose to the top of the leaderboard playing the golf we all love to watch. For the first two rounds it looked like Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood, and Hunter Mahan were the ones to beat as they played the course with the right amount of strategy and precision, yet the day and tournament belongs to one man and one man only, Phil Mickelson.

Lefty showed complete guts, poise and composure, shooting a 66 in the final round of the tournament to finish at 3-under par. With a person who has a track record of falling apart in major championships that are not at Augusta, Michelson has learned to play a great round and tournament. Phil has finally played a complete game of golf and it does not look like he is slowing down at all.

As he came in making four birdies as he closed out the tournament it shows how a true competitor and champion plays. The great players make the best and memorable shots in the highest amounts of pressure. This Open Championship coming from Scotland will be known for Tiger still not putting three rounds together in a Major championship, a countrymen of Lee Westwood falling apart along with Adam Scott, but the show will be forever stolen by Phil finally winning one of the Major championships that has been haunting him his entire championship

As we leave The Open Championship we have some great questions answered and still some questions that are sticking around. There is just one thing that we know is for certain; today is Phil Mickelson’s day and he rose to take one of the two monkeys off his back. Congratulations to you lefty your play the last two weeks has you as the most deserving player to hold up the Claret Jug.