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The Scorecard: The Open Championship

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The scorecard is a weekly wrap up of the most important numbers from the previous week’s PGA Tour event.

66 — Phil Mickelson’s final round score, the lowest final round by an Open Championship winner since Justin Leonard’s 65 in 1997.

20 — Open Championship appearances for Phil Mickelson before his first victory at the event, tying Darren Clarke for the most appearances before a win.

36.5 — The field’s average score on the back nine on Sunday, while Mickelson carded a 32.

5 — Number of major championships that Mickelson now owns, making him one of just 19 players to win at least five during their career.

31 — Times that Mickelson one-putted en route to the win, ranking T3 in the stat for the week.

0 — Number of drivers in Phil’s bag this week. He has now won majors with 0 (’13 British), 1 and 2 (’06 Masters) drivers in his bag.

-1 — Mickelson’s cumulative score on par 4s this week, the best in the field by three strokes over Lee Westwood and Adam Scott.

16 — Birdies that Mickelson made during the week, tying for the second most in the tournament.

3/4 — How much of the career Grand Slam Mickelson has accomplished, leaving the U.S. Open as the final leg.

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75 — Hunter Mahan’s final round score at Muirfield while playing in the final group on Sunday. He shot the same score when playing in the final group on Sunday of the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion.

+1 — Adam Scott’s cumulative total in relation to par having made the cut in each of the last seven majors. Tiger Woods (+17) and Jason Dufner (+22) are the only others to also make each of those cuts.

2 — Place in which Henrik Stenson finished, marking his best career finish in a major championship.

+23 — Tiger Woods’ cumulative score during the third and fourth rounds of his last 6 majors.

62 — Number of majors that Lee Westwood has now played without claiming a title.

17 — Number of major championships since Tiger Woods’ last major win.

2:12 — The time that Hideki Matsuyama was clocked and penalized for on Saturday. Matsuyama finished T-6, one stroke off a tie for third.

16 — Number of places that Ian Poulter jumped up the leaderboard after posting a final-round 67.

18 — Age of low amateur for the week, Matthew Fitzpatrick, who finished at 10-over-par.

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  1. Bart carter

    Jul 24, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Oh my Dog, FigJam continues to baffle all the punters by not choking up the stretch, maybe he’ll continue to fool us all and win the ’14 U.S., hope not.

  2. naflack

    Jul 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    If Phil can play these tournaments without a driver then so can tiger…and he should.

    • Phil

      Jul 23, 2013 at 8:30 am

      Tiger only pulled 1 or 2 drivers this week.

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