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Phil Mickelson’s Open Triumph

July 22, 2013 7:38 pm Published by

This weekend, Phil Mickelson’s triumph at the 142nd British Open Championship has landed him a place among the greats, including Seve Ballesteros, Peter Thomson and Byron Nelson in the golfing annals. ‘Lefty’ (as he is known to his fans because of his powerful left- hand swing) took first place at the 142nd Open at Muirfield by three strokes, making it his fifth major win. 

Mickelson, pictured above with his family managed to blag the highest score of the week, as well as the highest score of the day in an incredible win, allowing him to take home the infamous Claret Jug following his win in the Scottish Open last week. Following the winning shot, he embraced his caddie of twenty years, Jim “Bones” Mackay in an emotional scene. 

The prize money of £945,000 ($1.43M) is a massive bonus for him, but the big money will be in Mr. Mickelson’s brand extension- last year from which he made over $36million.   

The money generated by Mickelson’s win could go further if he uses an international payment provider over his bank when sending his prize money home. 

 

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