Phil Mickelson Wins 2013 British Open, Comes From Behind To Victory

Phil Mickelson has won the 2013 British Open in Muirfield at the age of 43 — his first ever British Open title. It represented an amazing victory, especially since he had to overcome being five strokes behind favorite Lee Westwood.

According to a report in Scotsman, world number one Tiger Woods was never in serious contention for the title. He eventually ended up in a tie for sixth.

As Scotsman described Phil Mickelson’s incredible win: “Starting the day five shots behind…Mickelson surged through a crowded leaderboard with a stunning five-under 66, equaling the lowest round of the week.”

Mickelson later commented, “It’s probably the greatest and most difficult win of my career. It is great to be part of any Open Championship and to win at Muirfield feels amazing.” He himself acknowledged that he was playing at the top of his game and some of the best golf of his career.

As a Fox Sports report noted, Phil Mickelson has truly come alive in his later years. Noting that it was his 43rd PGA tour win, they added: “The guy who once couldn’t win the big one now has five majors in the last nine years.”

Phil Mickelson is again the world ranked number two golfer.

Here are a couple of photos from the victory tweeted by Sports Center:

Here is some fan reaction to Phil Mickelson’s win:

Congratulations to Phil Mickelson on winning the 2013 British Open.

[Phil Mickelson photo by David W. Leindecker / Shutterstock.com]