The golf world shifts its attention to Northern Ireland this week for the 148th Open Championship, and Phil Mickelson will aim to hoist the Claret Jug for the second time in his decorated career.
Mickelson’s lone Open Championship victory came in 2013 at Muirfield, closing with a final round -6 (66) which Mickelson himself describes as “the best round I’ve ever played.” For Phil, the win there is “probably the most special victory of my career and something that I cherish as much as any tournament victory ever."
Royal Portrush welcomes The Open for the first time since 1951, and although Mickelson has never played Portrush competitively, and has struggled over the past few events, he feels physically prepared heading into the week. Recently, Phil updated the fans that he took a “hard reset” with his diet over the past ten days and has lost 15 pounds in preparation for his attempt to win another Claret Jug.
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