Phil Mickelson Wins Scottish Open Title
Phil Mickelson won in thrilling fashion to win the Scottish Open in Inverness after coming through a sudden-death play-off against South Africa’s Branden Grace.
Mickelson soaked up the early pressures and managed to survive a couple of wobbles with a three-putt on the 18th forcing the play-off with both he and Grace finishing on 17 under par.
The 43-year-old American birdied the first play-off hole via a sublime chip which left him a tap-in, which Grace could not match.
It was a victory that Mickelson needed and the left-hander will now concentrate on picking up more momentum throughout the remainder of the golf season.
SCOTTISH OPEN FINAL-ROUND LEADERBOARD
-17: P Mickelson (USA), B Grace (SA) (Mickelson wins on first play-off hole) -15: JB Hansen (Den), H Stenson (Swe) -14: M Laird (Sco), G Maybin (NI), J Parry (Eng) -13: N Colsaerts (Belg), R Jacquelin (Fra) Selected others -10: S Dyson (Eng), C Doak (Sco) -9 : S Benson (Eng) -8: P McGinley (Ire)