Phil Mickelson wins the 2013 Open Championship with best round of the day 66

Phil Mickelson talks about his win.

Phil Mickelson played nearly flawless golf only making one bogey – 5 on the par 4 10th – and shot 66 (-5) en route to his first Open Championship win. He left players behind him chasing as he birdied the 17th and 18th virtually guaranteeing the win. Ian Poulter made a run for the Claret Jug with a round of 67 (-4) to be the early clubhouse leader at 1 over par. In the end no player could match him and fittingly the best round of the day won the tournament. Tiger Woods finished T6 (+2) with 6 bogeys in his final round halting his chance of winning  for the 4th time.

1      MICKELSON , P.      -3    281
2      STENSON, H.       PAR    284
T3    POULTER, I.           +1    285
T3    SCOTT, A.                 +1    285
T3    WESTWOOD, L.      +1    285
T6    MATSUYAMA, H.+2    286
T6    JOHNSON, Z.          +2    286
T6    WOODS, T.               +2    286
T9    MOLINARI, F.       +3    287
T9    MAHAN, H.            +3    287

Mickelson made one important change to his bag at Muirfield, taking out his Callaway X Hot Phrankenwood which he used  last week to win the European Tour’s Scottish Open and  added  a 64-degree Callaway Mack Daddy 2 wedge.

What’s in Phil Mickelson’s bag:

Fariway wood: Callaway X Hot 3Deep (Fubuki K 70x shaft), 13 degrees

Hybrid: PING Anser, (Kuro Kage 90x shaft), 17 degrees

Irons (4-PW): Callaway X Forged (4; KBS Tour V1 shaft), (5-PW Irons; KBS Tour V2 shafts)

Wedges: Callaway JAWS (52, 56 degrees; KBS Tour V2 shafts), Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (60, 64 degrees; KBS Tour V2 shafts)

Putter: Odyssey Versa #9 (white/black/white)

Ball: Callaway HEX Chrome+