England's Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and world number four Adam Scott finished joint-third on level par on the final day at the Open Championship at Muirfield.
Phil Mickelson has said he played the "round of his career" and "putted better than he ever putted" to claim his first British Open championship.
Mickelson finished top at Muirfield on -3 to come top at the 142nd Open Championship - his fifth major title.
USA's Phil Mickelson has won his first British Open title and his fifth major at Muirfield.
Lee Westwood could cap a remarkable weekend for British sport with his first Major victory at The Open Championship at Muirfield.
The Englishman leads the field heading into the final day's play at the Scottish course.
British sports fans will also have Chris Froome's impending Tour de France win and England potentially wrapping up victory in the second Ashes Test to cheer today.
Lee Westwood will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the 142nd Open Championship after a rollercoaster third day at Muirfield.
That means Tiger Woods will have to make history to win his 15th major title and deny the Englishman a first at the 62nd attempt after failing to keep pace with his playing partner on a dramatic afternoon.
Westwood carded an eagle and three birdies in a round of 70 that left him atop the leaderboard on three under par, with Woods (72) and fellow American Hunter Mahan (68) the only other players in red figures on one under.
"I know what to expect tomorrow," Westwood said. "I know what to do, I know what it takes.
"It's just a case of believing you are good enough to win. When you analyse it, you don't want to say it, but tomorrow is just another 18 holes. I'm playing well and putting well and there's no reason why I can't carry on.
David Beckham is the richest British sportsman in the world as he tops the Sunday Times Sport Rich List(£).
The footballer who currently plays for Paris St Germain has amassed a personal fortune of £165 million, not including his wife's personal fortune of an estimated £35 million.
Wayne Rooney is currently the richest Barclay's Premier League player with a personal fortune of £51 million.
But both footballers are very far away from the world's richest sportsman - Tiger Woods, who is worth £570 million.
Tiger Woods has reclaimed golf's world number one ranking for the first time since 2010.
The 37-year-old won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill today - his 77th PGA Tour win and third in five starts this season.
Woods took a break from the sport in 2010 to recover from the fallout of a string of extramarital affairs.