MOUTHPIECE: A British Open to remember
How was that for a British Open?
In my time on this earth (35 years and counting), I don't remember a better British Open than the one that played out over the weekend at Muirfield. Sunday's leaderboard was a who's who of the world's most popular players — Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, etc. It made for glorious television, even if I did have to get out of bed early to watch it.
Now, Mickelson is wildly popular, but I wouldn't count myself among his fans. That said, I appreciate what he did Sunday, maybe more than anything he's accomplished to this point in his career.
Because, this time Mickelson went out there and grabbed the championship. He didn't have a big lead and hold on to win. He didn't let the field fall back to him. Instead, he threw an incredible number on the board and earned the title.
Lefty made the big putts and the big shots under pressure. Simply put, he deserved this Claret Jug.
— Ben Pherson