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Mickelson’s Open Win Puts Him No. 2 in Golf Ranking Behind Woods

Golfer Phil Mickelson
Golfer Phil Mickelson of the United States answers questions after winning the 142nd British Open Championship in Gullane, Scotland, on July 21, 2013. Photographer: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Phil Mickelson moved to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking after winning his first British Open title yesterday, moving past Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy. Tiger Woods holds the top spot,

Mickelson, a 43-year-old American, birdied four of the final six holes to pull away to a three-shot win over Sweden’s Henrik Stenson at Muirfield in Gullane, Scotland. A month ago, he lost a final-round lead at Merion Golf Club outside Philadelphia and finished second for a record sixth time in the U.S. Open.

The world rankings are determined through a two-year system. Players accumulate points based on the strength of a tournament’s field, with golf’s four major tournaments awarding the most points.

Woods, 37, leads all players with 12.64 average points per tournament, Mickelson is second with 8.63, followed by McIlroy’s 8.61.

Mickelson shot 5-under par 66 yesterday, matching the low round of the tournament, to finish at 3-under 281. The victory, his fifth major title, paid Mickelson 945,000 pounds ($1.44 million). Lee Westwood and fellow Englishman Ian Poulter tied for third with Masters Tournament champion Adam Scott of Australia at 1 over. Woods was among three players in sixth at 2 over.

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