Lee Westwood 'didn't do enough right' to win British Open

Lee Westwood of England reacts after missing his par putt on the 13th green during the final round...

Lee Westwood of England reacts after missing his par putt on the 13th green during the final round of the British Open golf Championship at Muirfield in Scotland July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT GOLF)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:08 PM ET

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - Lee Westwood said it was almost too good to be true that he was leading the British Open after three rounds.

Turns out he was right.

The Englishman, who led the Open Championship by two shots going into Sunday’s final round as he chased his first major championship, faded with some poor club selection and ball striking and was lapped like the rest of the field by Phil Mickelson’s 5-under-par 66 as the American came from five shots back to win.

“I didn’t really feel like I had my ‘A’ game,” said Westwood, probably the best current player not to have won a major. “I didn’t feel like I was striking the ball well. I was amazed to be in the lead going into the fourth round because every time I turned into the wind, I was struggling.”

The relentless wind at Muirfield can expose the slightest mishit and Westwood found unyielding bunkers on seven, eight and nine, bogeying twice.

“I keep putting myself in contention,” said Westwood, who has finished second at the Masters, the Open championship and third at the U.S. Open. “I didn’t do a lot wrong today. I just didn’t do enough right.”

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