Winning The Open Championship is one of the most difficult challenges in the sport of golf, with harsh winds and unpredictable weather proving to be even more difficult than the fast greens. You never know who will prevail after four days of competition, with this year’s Sunday Final Round living up to expectations of golf fans everywhere (unless you’re European). The morning began with fans expecting a dual between Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood to decide the winner, but Phil Mickelson had other plans. Phil posted a miraculous -5 Final Round to win The Open Championship at Muirfield by 3 strokes. The win is Phil’s 5th major overall, needing only a U.S. Open victory to have all 4 major championship trophies.
Tiger could never get it going, shooting +3 on the day. Even though we didn’t get the chance to watch Tiger return to greatness with a major win, nothing makes me happier than watching a European choke as badly as Lee Westwood, posting a +4 Final Round. The Brits had their home-boy win Wimbledon, but they can’t hold America back in the game of golf.