This year, The Open returned to Scotland and Muirfield for the first time since 2002.
There have been a lot of great rounds for Mickelson in a Hall of Fame career, but it’s hard to argue with this one. He needed just 26 putts in matching the best round of the tournament, and was the only player in the last 11 groups to break 70 — doing so by four strokes.
He birdied four of the last six holes and closed with a back-nine 32 to claim the third leg of a career Grand Slam. Mickelson has won the Masters three times and the PGA Championship once.
His second shot into the 18th green on the final hole was amazing and set him up to birdie that hole, which give him a final round 66 to win.
What also made this victory unique is that Phil was coming off a victory a week ago at the Scottish Open.
The victory was the 42nd of Mickelson’s PGA Tour career and moved him back to No. 2 in the world for the first time since 2010. Mickelson never has been No. 1 in his career.
Congratulations to Phil for an amazing round and an amazing win!