You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Sports

Golf news in brief

Phil Mickelson has successful Scottish vacation

Player of the week

Phil Mickelson. Not a bad little summer vacation for Lefty, who departed Scotland with two more pieces of shiny hardware than he had when he arrived. Mickelson’s win at the British Open was impressive on many counts, none more than this: When the tournament was there to be won, Mickelson went out and grabbed it, making four birdies over the final six holes, a feat that nobody else accomplished during the tournament, much less someone in contention in the final round. The mark of a champion.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week