Phil Mickelson said it took him a while to figure out links golf, but on Sunday he made four birdies on the last six holes to win the British Open.
Caddie Jim Mackay, left, congratulates Phil Mickelson on winning the British Open. A teary-eyed Mackay said, "He's resilient. He looks forward."
GULLANE, Scotland - Phil Mickelson wondered if he'd ever win this venerable trophy, the one he proudly posed with on Muirfield's 18th hole as photographers snapped away and fans chanted his name.
Phil Mickelson, after draining his 10-foot birdie putt on No. 18 at Muirfield, said "to shoot the round of my life ... it feels amazing to win the claret jug."
Third-round leader Lee Westwood, battling a bunker at No. 9, lost his lead at No. 13 with a bogey. He shot a 75, failing to win his first major title, but praised Phil Mickelson, saying, "When you birdie four of the last six of a round any day, that's good going."
Tiger Woods is stuck at 14 majors, four shy of Jack Nicklaus, after a tough 74.
GULLANE, Scotland - One of the greatest final rounds in a major. Two of the best shots he ever struck with a 3-wood. The third leg of the Grand Slam.
GULLANE, Scotland — One of the greatest final rounds in a major. Two of the best shots he ever struck with a 3-wood. The third leg of the Grand Slam.
Ex-ASU star Phil Mickelson, left, whose first PGA Tour win came in Tucson as an amateur, chats with Rickie Fowler in a "high stakes" practice round against Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka.
GULLANE, Scotland - The pain of yet another excruciating loss at the U.S. Open has faded, replaced now by the euphoria of his first win in Europe in 20 years.
GULLANE, Scotland — The pain of yet another excruciating loss at the U.S. Open has faded, replaced now by the euphoria of his first win in Europe in 20 years.
Billy Horschel shot a 67 to move to 1 under after Friday, when nearly half the field failed to finish the second round because of darkness.
ARDMORE, Pa. - Phil Mickelson made his first birdie on his last putt. Billy Horschel never missed a green. It was all they could do to barely break par against Merion, which is turning out to be the real star of this U.S. Open.
Phil Mickelson returned from his daughter's eighth-grade graduation about 3 1/2 hours before his tee time Thursday.
ARDMORE, Pa. - Even for Phil Mickelson, his path to the top of the leaderboard Thursday in the U.S. Open was unconventional.
Arnold Palmer watches his tee shot during Wednesday's par-3 competition at the Masters. The tournament begins with today's first round.
Tiger, Woods, left, played Wednesday's practice round alongside Fred Couples. Woods, a four-time Masters champion, enters this week's tournament ranked No. 1 in the world.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Jack Nicklaus was trying to remember the last time Tiger Woods won a major title.
Pro golfer Phil Mickelson brought up an important issue that many people around the nation are facing today - they are being overtaxed and essentially penalized for their success in life.
Please excuse me a moment. I need a hanky. No, no. I'm OK. Just need a second to freshen up.