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Lefty is all right
July 21, 2013 - Mike Mathison
I exited church Sunday afternoon about noon-ish and quickly went to Twitter to see what was going on at The Open Championship at Muirfield.
Phil Mickelson was leading and a birdie on 18 would essentially clinch the Claret Jug.
Lefty became the first person to win the Scottish Open and The Open Championship in back-to-back weeks.
He played what he called "probably the best round of my life."
His caddy was in tears.
What a great win. He came from five back, only the 7th player in the past 100+ years of the tournament to do so.
He one-putted 13 and 14 for birdie, 16 for par and 18 for birdie. He sandwiched two brilliant 3 woods to 17 for a two-putt birdie to clearly take the Claret Jug. No one handed it to him.
Yes, others fell coming down the stretch, but no one opened the door. Lefty bashed it open.
He now only needs the U.S. Open title in his hands for the Career Grand Slam.
He joins Seve Ballesteros, JH Taylor, Peter Thomson, Byron Nelson and James Braid with 5 majors. Yet, Braid, Taylor and Thomson's 5 all came at The Open. Seve never won the U.S. Open or PGA and Nelson missed The Open.
At 6 majors are Nick Faldo (never winning the U.S. Open or PGA) and Lee Trevino (missing The Masters).
Of the players with 7 majors or more, only Sam Snead did not win the U.S. Open.
I hope that's not Phil.
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