Phil Mickelson Wins British Open for 5th Major Championship

Andrew Redington

The Arizona State alum captured his fifth major championship Sunday morning with a final round 66.

Former Arizona State golfer Phil Mickelson captured his fifth major championship Sunday morning, using an incredible final round to win the 2013 British Open. Mickelson shot a 5-under 66 this morning, matching the best round of any player in the tournament.

"This was a day that I will remember my entire life," said Mickelson. "It was one of the best rounds of golf that I have ever played, I hit some of the best shots I have ever hit."

Lefty birdied four of his last six holes, winning the tournament by three strokes over Henrik Stenson. Lee Westwood, who went into the final round as the leader, finished 1-over and tied for third.

Mickelson has eight career runner-up finishes, including two years ago at the British Open. He has now won three of the four major championships. The U.S. Open is the only major keeping Lefty away from the career grand slam.

Mickelson won back-to-back NCAA men's titles while at ASU,capturing three championships in his four-year collegiate career.

He was only one of four players to be named a four-time first team All-American and he won a school record 16 tournaments. His brother Tim is the head golf coach at Arizona State.

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