Mickelson asked about possible Scottish heritage


GULLANE, Scotland – Phil Mickelson was sitting with the claret jug an hour after he had just won his fifth career major and was taking questions from the assembled media.

As is often the case here at the Open Championship, the local Scots try to find some sort of link between their homeland and their beloved tournament.

So, one Scottish scribe raised his hand and simply asked Lefty if there was any Scottish heritage to the name Mickelson.

“I don’t know,” Mickelson said.

Then he followed it with, “I don’t know,” awkwardly attempting to use a Scottish accent. Laughter filled the room. “Maybe a wee bit.”