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Phil Mickelson Wins British Open for Fifth Major Golf Title

Golfer Phil Mickelson of the United States reacts to a birdie putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the 142nd British Open Championship at Muirfield in Gullane, Scotland, on July 21, 2013. Photographer: Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Golfer Phil Mickelson of the United States reacts to a birdie putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the 142nd British Open Championship at Muirfield in Gullane, Scotland, on July 21, 2013. Photographer: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

July 21 (Bloomberg) -- Phil Mickelson won the British Open by three shots for his fifth major golf championship.

Mickelson shot 5-under par today to finish with a score of 3-under 281 at Muirfield in Gullane, Scotland. The 43-year-old American birdied four of the final six holes today on the way to his first British Open title.

To contact the reporter on this story: Christopher Elser in London at celser@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Peter-Joseph Hegarty at phegarty@bloomberg.net

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