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.