Phil Mickelson wins the British Open

Phil Mickelson takes home the Claret Jug thanks to a strong final round at the British Open. Starting on the 13th hole, Mickelson rattled off four birdies in six holes to give him the lead. Mickelson becomes the fourth player to win three different majors since 1980.


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Phil Mickelson wins British Open

Phil Mickelson and the Claret Jug

142nd Open Championship - Final Round

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 21: Phil Mickelson of the United States kisses wife Amy with children Evan, Amanda and Sophia after winning the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 21, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

142nd Open Championship - Final Round

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 21: Phil Mickelson of the United States hugs wife Amy and children Evan, Amanda and Sophia after finishing the final round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 21, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

142nd Open Championship - Final Round

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 21: Phil Mickelson of the United States hugs one of his children as wife Amy comes over after Mickelson finishes the final round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 21, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

142nd Open Championship - Final Round

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 21: Phil Mickelson of the United States hugs manager Steve Loy after finishing the final round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 21, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

142nd Open Championship - Final Round

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 21: Phil Mickelson of the United States hugs his caddie Jim Mackay after completing his final round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 21, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

142nd Open Championship - Final Round

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 21: Phil Mickelson of the United States reacts to a birdie putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 21, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

142nd Open Championship - Final Round

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 21: Phil Mickelson of the United States makes a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 21, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

142nd Open Championship - Final Round

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 21: Phil Mickelson of the United States reacts to a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 21, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

142nd Open Championship - Final Round

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 21: Phil Mickelson of the United States tees off on the 4th during the final round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 21, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

3GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 18: Phil Mickelson of the United States hits from a bunker on the 13th hole as Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland looks on during the first round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 18, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

Phil Mickelson of the United States hits from a bunker on the 13th hole as Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland looks on during the first round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 18, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

142nd Open Championship - Round Two

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 19: Phil Mickelson of the United States hits out of a bunker on the 13th hole during the second round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 19, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

142nd Open Championship - Round Two

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 19: Phil Mickelson of the United States hits a shot on the 18th during the second round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 19, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

142nd Open Championship - Round Three

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 20: Phil Mickelson of the United States hits out of the rough on the 5th hole uring the third round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 20, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)