Hunter Mahan, Texas resident who graduated from McKinney High School, finished in a tie for ninth place at the British Open, which concluded on Sunday (July 21).
The final scoreboard on TheOpen.com shows Mahan’s four-round total was 287, three strokes over par, and in a tie for ninth place with Francesco Molinari of Italy. His winnings from the tournament were $175,582.
As was the case with the U.S. Open in June, Mahan posted his worst score of the tournament in Sunday's final round, when he shot a 4-over-par 75. Entering the final round, Mahan was at one-under-par, tied with Tiger Woods and two strokes behind leader Lee Westwood. Mahan paired with Westwood in the final group of the day.
Westwood also shot a 75 in the final round to finish tied for third. Mickelson came back from five strokes behind, shooting a 66 for the best score of the final round.
The 2013 British Open marks the 31st time Mahan has played in a golf major, and it's the sixth time he has finished in the top 10 in a major. There are four tournaments that are considered a major in golf: Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship. Earlier in 2013, Mahan finished tied for fourth at the U.S. Open and missed the cut for the Masters. The final major, the PGA Championship, will be held Aug. 8-11 in Rochester, N.Y.
Mahan’s official website reflects he has won five tournaments in his professional career: 2007 Travelers Championship, 2010 Phoenix Open, 2010 Bridgestone Invitational, 2012 Accenture Match Play Championship and 2012 Shell Houston Open.
Mahan’s official site: mahangolf.com
Mahan’s profile on PGATour.com: pgatour.com/players/player.24781.hunter-mahan.html
PGA Tour: pgatour.com
British Open: theopen.com