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Sunday, 21 July 2013 21:52

Phil Mickelson wins the The Open 2013

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One of the most spectacular and competitive Open Majors was won at Muirfield by Phil Mickelson coming back from a five stroke deficit to win on the last day of the tournament.

Online sports betting operators will appreciated the windfall as the favourite Tiger Woods and leader at the start of the last day, Lee Westwood, faded away along with strong contenders Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Adam Scott. The 43 year old veteran finished with an unbelievable five under 66 to end the tournament three under par. This will be a great addition to his Scottish Open title that he picked up last week and hopefully means we can look forward to few more!

The tournament on the whole was fiercely fought all the way through and at the start of the last day, it looked like it was destined to be Lee Westwood’s first Major after so many near misses in the past. The Englishman would have thought the job was nearly done, as he looked relaxed playing some of the best golf of his life and ahead of the pack by three shots after five holes. There was even hope that even though Tiger Woods has never won a Major coming from behind on the last day would have able to win his first since 2008, as he was only two shots behind Lee Westwood.

But it was not to be, as Westwood went astray with some wayward shots and fell short yet again, unfortunately. Tiger struggled from the start of the last day, and lost even more ground as the day progressed, the disappointment could not be hidden and he can only go away praying it will only be a matter of time before he wins his 15th Major title. In the end it was Phil Mickelson that came good and admittedly ‘played arguably the best round’ of his career. It was definitely his best display of putting and like all great players, made it look all too simple, right down to the birdie on the last hole.