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Phil Mickelson Has Won the 2013 British Open

On Sunday, Phil Mickelson won the claret jug for the first Open Championship and his fifth major championship with a 5-under 66, lefty birdied four of the last six holes, winning by three strokes.

Phil Mickelson was the only player to break par over four days at a baked-out course that bedeviled the world's best golfers.

Now, at age 43, he's finally got his name on the claret jug, three-fourths of the way along to a career Grand Slam and assuring he'll go down as one of the greats of the game.

Phil Mickelson admitted Sunday was special for him when talking with ESPN's Tom Rinaldi after his round.