Costly Victory: Phil Mickelson Downed $40K Wine From Claret Jug

Hayley Hoefer Contributor
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Phil Mickelson certainly knows how to celebrate a victory. After winning The Open Championship in 2013, the golfer sipped 1990 Romanee-Conti — a $40,000 wine — from the Claret Jug.

The Claret Jug is 142 years old, making it the oldest trophy in golf. Mickelson thus felt the need to splurge with his drink choice.

“One of the things that I stressed is that we have to treat the Claret Jug with reverence and respect that it deserves and only put good stuff in it,” he stated Monday at the 2014 Open Championship.

“There was no bad stuff allowed,” Mickelson continued, as he cracked a smile.

Apparently, the wine was worth the steep price. “That was the best bottle that was ever put in there,” Mickelson raved.

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