Phil Mickelson  holds the Claret Jug with caddie Jim Mackay after the the American golfer’ had claimed victory   in the 142nd British Open Championship at Muirfield on July 21st last year Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

The golfer and the caddie were on a bucket-list course thousands of miles from home, two friends bonding over their shared affinity for the game and f(...)

Composite photo showing USA’s Phil Mickelson celebrating after winning the 2013 Britush Open Championship at Muirfield Golf Club (left) and after winning the  Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Course (right).  Photograph: PA Wire.

When Phil Mickelson arrived in Scotland 12 months ago, he had never won a tournament on British soil and admitted the greatest challenge of his caree(...)

 Phil Mickelson  holds the Claret Jug with caddie Jim Mackay after the final round of the 142nd British Open Championship at Muirfield. Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Phil Mickelson drained the last of his six birdie putts on Sunday to end his long and winding road to the British Open championship. He picked the bal(...)