'Lefty' Becomes First Lefty to Win Scottish Open
By mustang6560 on 7/15/13
Prior to the start of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, we saw Phil Mickelson at the U.S. Open where he finished T2 for a record sixth time.

The loss at Merion, which Phil said was harder to stomach than his loss at Winged Foot, left some to wonder if he'd be able to rebound in time for The Open Championship.

Well, it appears Phil is doing quite well. In fact, he won his first European Tour title on British soil yesterday — the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open — in a playoff against Branden Grace of South Africa.
"This is really cool," said Mickelson, who claimed his first individual victory in Britain just four days before the start of The Open Championship at Muirfield.

"I have been coming here for some time and had some opportunities and I almost let it slip away today. To come out on top was terrific.
Phil started the day two strokes behind Henrik Stenson, the 54-hole leader, and his deficit quickly doubled to four after he double bogeyed the first hole. But, Lefty birdied four of his next five holes to climb his way back up the leaderboard.

A bogey on the 72nd hole, which dropped him into a playoff against Braden, almost spoiled his trip to Castle Stuart, however, he stuck his approach on the first playoff hole to within a few inches to clinch the victory.

The most interesting fact in the With this win article is Phil is the first left-handed player ever to win the Scottish Open — a random but interesting fact.

Phil finished T2 in his final pre-U.S. Open warm-up — the FedEx St. Jude Classic — and went on to finish T2 at the U.S. Open. If recent history follows suit, was his victory at the Scottish Open, his final pre-Open warm-up, a sign of what's to come at Muirfield?

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[ comments ]
mjaber says:
How strange would it be for Phil to win the Open Championship, leaving his most-coveted major the only one missing from his career grand slam?
mustang6560 says:
It is possible to want something too badly...
dukedsp says:
@Mustang6560 - You are partially right. The last time we saw Phil in action was at Merion. But, the last time he played in an event was The Greenbrier where he missed the cut.
legitimatebeef says:
Speak for yourself Duke. Neither me nor Nathan saw the Greenbrier, so technically he speaks the truth.
jasonfish11 says:
Should we tell you about the Greenbrier, or let you live in your ignorance?

#allegory of the cave

(Hashtag for LB because of his love for twitter).
mustang6560 says:
Greenbrier? :-/

Let me fix my article!
mjaber says:
Let's give mustang a break... he still in shock that nobody had "any reason why these 2 people should not be wed..." :)
Torleif Sorenson says:
MJaber: 1000 points.
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