Skip to comments.Phil Mickelson wins Scottish Open
Posted on 07/14/2013 12:30:24 PM PDT by jazusamo
Phil Mickelson won the Scottish Open on Sunday with a final-round 3-under-par 69 plus a playoff hole with South African Branden Grace. Mickelson held off Grace by one at Inverness, Scotland after he birdied the first playoff hole and Grace parred it.
Lefty made it more difficult than it needed to be, though. When needing a par on the 72nd hole, he did his best Phil Mickelson impression and three-putted from 20 feet for bogey to put himself into the playoff with Grace, who had already finished.
Mickelson then nearly holed out his third shot (a wedge) on the 607-yard, par-5 playoff hole. He tapped in for an easy birdie, and Grace missed his long birdie. Here's a look at the chip:
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Pictures of lefties mess me up.
Good for him. Nice guy. Nice family. Keeps golf classy!!
He should have 2 putted the 18th in regulation play.
He played the approach correctly, by playing conservative and taking 3 shots to the green. He only needed a par to win the tournament. Then during putting, instincts took over and he tried to hole the 1st putt and slid 4 or 5 feet by on those rock hard Scottish greens. If he hits to die the putt near the hole, he would’nt have to end up in a sudden death playoff.
Nice to see a real gentleman win. The anti-Tiger.
I hear you on the leftie thing. :-)
He is certainly one that does keep classy.
Lets hope it carries over to Muirfield next week. Should be interesting to see Faldo and Tom Watson in the field. Tough golf course. Other than maybe Carnoustie, the hardest I played when I was over there back in the day.
Yeah, yeah. But he gave his fans something extra to cheer about. Phil is anything but conventional or conservative in his approach to golf. He does have a habit of shooting himself in the foot on occasion. But he remains far and away the #1 golfer - at least to my family.
“Pictures of lefties mess me up.”
Hey, knock it off. We lefties are vastly more intelligent than the rest of the human race. We have to be as we always have to do everything backwards from you all. Even flushing the toilet is a challenge. Can’t hold cards in our hands as they don’t fan out right. Can’t write without covering up our own words. We have unique challenges to face. However, I will have you know, there are a disproportionate amount of U.S. Presidents that are lefties, ... so there.
He may be Rush Limbaugh's hero, but I'm always rooting for Eldrick Woods to lose.
That's what mirrors are for. Mickelson does everything else right handed.
Yes. Including the current one. Your point again??? ;-)
good for Phil
glad to see this win for him after he missed the cut at the Greenbrier classic
Tidbit from Time OnLine:
“Barack Obama is the latest to join a long list of left-handed presidents from the 20th century: James Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Henry Truman, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton were all southpaws.
What makes lefties so electable? Some experts think left-handed people have a greater aptitude for language skills, which may help them craft the rhetoric necessary for political office.”
Note: Ronald Reagan was a southpaw. So there Plus note the second paragraph regarding our language skills, so watch out, I can talk circles around you. :-)
GOOD ON YOU PHIL!
I like everything about this guy. He's a great ambassador for the game, His long term relationship with his sponsors says a lot about his character.
The same goes for his commitment to his wife and family.
Heck, he's only had one caddy in his entire 21 year career.
It's no surprise to learn that he's a solid conservative.
I am wondering if that is his first ever victory over there in Ireland/Scotland/England.
Good post, Baynative. Thanks!
Greatness is as greatness does. And Phil does it right.
I like him. He’s a class act. Congrats.
Yay! Mickleson is my fav golfer.
Well,this may be a girlie thing to say, but he’s got such a cute look in his eyes, like a teddy bear or something. He seems so nice. Good family man.
Glad for him.
Btw, was Tommy 2gloves in this one?
How can you hole-out on your third shot and still have a putt for a birdie?
Didn't see the tournament, just kept checking the scoreboard during the four days. Was tickled to see him win it after being tied for 2nd with three others yesterday.
Don't know if Gainey played but didn't notice him on the scoreboard.
He nearly hole his third shot on a par 5...the tap-in was for a 4, a birdie.
Gainey didn’t play in the Scottish Open; most of the players seemed European. Gainey may have played in the John Deere Classic, which was the PGA tourney of the week. Mickelson played the Scottish Open because he’s a fan of it, in addition to prepping for the British Open next week.
Good choice IMO. Watched part of his match at Pebble Beach. Looks like he’s played well thus far this year. Hard to stay in the top tier.
Atta Boy Lefty.
Would love to see Phil win the British this week. But his record in this tourney doesn’t ‘fill’ me with confidence! I’m still smarting over last month’s debacle at Merion. Two doubles in the final round! If he had saved bogey on those two holes he would have been in a playoff...
Muirfield has a history of great past champions - Nicklaus, Trevino, Watson to name a few. Let's hope we get another such winner this week.
It was Mickelson's first win in Europe in 20 years.
Sure Snedeker can play. But.... can't he get a haircut??!!
There you go...let’s see if it carries over to Muirfield this week. I’ll be watching.
Phil seems to struggle with the three and four foot puts. Statistically it may not be correct, but from just watching him over the years he seems better from the ten to twelve foot range. I am glad he won because he is a first class person.
Every golfer, pro & amateur should copy putting style & stroke of Inbee Park. I use the same putter she uses, the Odyssey Sabertooth white ice. I have tried every brand and model and that putter holds line better on short putts than anything else. If Paula Creamer had switched to that putter, she would have won much more. SHe also struggles with 3-4 footers.
Can someone explain to me why they play the Open on a course with so much dead grass?
The Open is played on nine different links courses in England/Scotland. Thus you’ll find lots of grass like that on them as it’s part of the landscape. Go look up some photos of the courses.