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Phil Brings The Claret Jug Back to the USA



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.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

15 Comments for Phil Brings The Claret Jug Back to the USA

  1. Brum
    1:58 pm July 21, 2013 Permalink

    Nice to see Phil pick up a W this time.

  2. rockatao
    2:13 pm July 21, 2013 Permalink

    really? how’s that Ryder Cup record looking the past dozen years or so?

  3. Marty
    2:25 pm July 21, 2013 Permalink

    Phil. Awesome performance

  4. Justin Rose
    2:52 pm July 21, 2013 Permalink

    Except for the fact that a Brit won the U.S. Open this year. But whatevs

  5. brain
    4:33 pm July 21, 2013 Permalink

    Phil’s greatest achievement. Congrats to him. He’s a great golfer and family man.

  6. RahRah
    5:02 pm July 21, 2013 Permalink

    Good for Phil. I’ve always been a fan.

  7. Confused
    5:47 pm July 21, 2013 Permalink

    When did the British Open become the Open Championship?

  8. Georgetown Luke
    5:51 pm July 21, 2013 Permalink

    It has always been referred to as as The Open Championship.
    I am a big fan of Phil’s. However, Lee Westwood has always been a class act and very gracious in his comments and actions. Been just fine with me if Lee had won it.

  9. njCat
    5:55 pm July 21, 2013 Permalink

    7. Always has been. Always will be.

    Phil winning and Tiger choking (again!), is proof that good eventually wins over evil, every time. Phil… a true role model for kids. Tiger… a cursingg, miserable douche.

  10. Buckets
    9:56 pm July 21, 2013 Permalink

    9 – Curse words! Oh the humanity! I must be sheltered from such foulness.

  11. njCat
    10:13 pm July 21, 2013 Permalink

    10. Yep… cursing. Also glaring and yelling at fans,.. muttering to himself… generally being a very unsympathetic character. His parents did him a terrible disservice spoiling the punk. He might just have less class than any player on the tour.. save John Daly when he’s drunk.

    It fun routing against him!

  12. Buckets
    11:49 pm July 21, 2013 Permalink

    “His parents did him a terrible disservice spoiling the punk.”

    Funny, Tiger says the same thing about you.

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  14. statman
    10:01 am July 22, 2013 Permalink

    Lee choked??? Seriously??? He shot 75 on a ridiculously tough course. Choking is making a triple-bogey on the final hole after teeing off with a 3-stroke lead (Van deVelde), or blowing a 4-shot lead with four holes to play (Adam Scott) or shooting a final-round 80 after starting the day off with the lead (McIlroy). Lee’s performance yesterday is nowhere near a choke. My thoughts are that Mr. Roush has never held a golf club before.

  15. Kevin
    6:24 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    Hi I am European,but I am and always have been phil’s biggest fan was amazing to watch,Kevin from Ayrshire scotland