American golfer Phil Mickelson on 14 July 2013 won the Scottish Open title in a sudden-death play-off against South Africa’s Branden Grace at Castle Stuart in Inverness in Northern Scotland.
The 43-year-old Mickelson finished on 17-under-par while Sweden’s Henrik Stenson tied with Denmark’s J.B. Hansen for third place on 15-under-par, and Scotland’s Martin Laird finish fifth tied with Northern Irishman Gareth Maybin and England’s John Parry, all on 14 under.
A brief insight into Phil Mickelson’s Career
• Philip Alfred Mickelson has won over 40 events on the PGA Tour, including four major championships: three Masters titles (2004, 2006, 2010) and one PGA Championship (2005).
• He has finished runner-up in the U.S. Open a record six times and has reached a career-high world ranking of 2nd in multiple years.
• In year, 2010, Mickelson won the 2010 Masters Tournament with a 16-under-par performance, giving him a three-stroke win over Lee Westwood in Augusta, Georgia
• Phil Mickelson’s in his Career span has won 41 PGA Tour wins comprising of 4 Major Championships, 1 World Golf Championships, 2 FedEx Cup Events and 34 other PGA Tours.
Scottish Open 2013
The four-day event started on 11 July 2013 at the four-year-old Castle Stuart Golf Links at Balnaglack Farmhouse, which will host the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open within the next three years after the tournament moves to Royal Aberdeen in 2014. It was sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management, and is considered to be one of the richer golf tournaments on the European Tour.
The Scottish Open was first held in 1972 at Downfield Golf Club near Dundee, but after the second event at St Andrews in 1973 there was a twelve-year break before its return to the European Tour calendar in 1986, replacing the Glasgow Open.