SUNDAY JULY 14, 2013 – ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT SCOTTISH OPEN
Phil Mickelson (Getty Images)
• His eighth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 122nd European Tour event.
• Could move to fifth in the Official World Golf Ranking from eighth.
• His first European Tour International Schedule victory since the 2010 Masters Tournament.
• His first European Tour victory in a regular European Tour event.
• His first victory in the British Isles.
• This victory is only his second on European soil, following the 1993 Tournoi Perrier Paris on the European Challenge Tour.
• This victory comes in his 11th appearance in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
• This victory beats his previous best performance in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open of second in 2007, when he lost a play-off to Grégory Havret.
• This victory beats his previous runner-up finishes on the European Tour International Schedule for events which were staged in the British Isles. They were: second in this event in 2007 and tied second to Darren Clarke in The Open Championship of 2011 at Royal St George’s.
• The first American to win the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open since Tom Lehman in 1997.
• The third American to win the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, following Michael Allen (1989) and Tom Lehman (1997).
• The 28th different winner of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open from the 31 stagings of the event.
• The first left-hander to win the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
• The first left-hander to win on The European Tour since Bubba Watson won the 2012 Masters Tournament.
• The 19th victory in European Tour history by a left-hander.
• The 130th American victory on The European Tour.
• The fourth American victory of the 2013 season. They are: Matt Kuchar (WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship), Tiger Woods (WGC – Cadillac Championship), Peter Uihlein (Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI) and Phil Mickelson (Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open).
• At aged 43 years and 28 days is the second 43 year old to win on the 2013 European Tour International Schedule, following Ernie Els, at the BMW International Open. He was 43 years and 249 days.
• Gains a place in the 2014 Volvo Golf Champions.
• His 48th professional victory worldwide.