Result: Phil Mickelson wins Scottish Open

Result: Mickelson wins Scottish Open
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Phil Mickelson beats Branden Grace in a playoff to win the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart.

Phil Mickelson has prepared perfectly for next week's Open Championship by winning the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart.

The American triumphed over South Africa's Branden Grace in a playoff to win his eighth European Tour title and first on British soil.

Henrik Stenson led by two shots heading into the final round but a 73 saw him drop out of contention, while Mickelson and Grace both produced 69s to force a sudden-death situation.

The four-time Major champion approached the 18th green needing par for victory, but he three-putted to allow Grace in with a shout.

However, after returning to the 18th for the first playoff hole, a dead-on approach set him up for a birdie, while Grace saw his long attempt drift by the cup.

Phil Mickelson reacts after his birdie putt on the ninth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament on June 13, 2013
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