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British Open: Lefty finally masters links golf

British Open: Lefty finally masters links golf

Phil Mickelson said it took him a while to figure out links golf, but on Sunday he made four birdies on the last six holes to win the British Open.

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British Open: Lefty finally masters links golf

British Open: Lefty finally masters links golf

Caddie Jim Mackay, left, congratulates Phil Mickelson on winning the British Open. A teary-eyed Mackay said, "He's resilient. He looks forward."

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British Open: Lefty finally masters links golf

British Open: Lefty finally masters links golf

GULLANE, Scotland - Phil Mickelson wondered if he'd ever win this venerable trophy, the one he proudly posed with on Muirfield's 18th hole as photographers snapped away and fans chanted his name.

July 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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British Open: Call him Lefty, the closer

British Open: Call him Lefty, the closer

Phil Mickelson, after draining his 10-foot birdie putt on No. 18 at Muirfield, said "to shoot the round of my life ... it feels amazing to win the claret jug."

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British Open: Call him Lefty, the closer

British Open: Call him Lefty, the closer

Third-round leader Lee Westwood, battling a bunker at No. 9, lost his lead at No. 13 with a bogey. He shot a 75, failing to win his first major title, but praised Phil Mickelson, saying, "When you birdie four of the last six of a round any day, that's good going."

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British Open: Call him Lefty, the closer

British Open: Call him Lefty, the closer

Tiger Woods is stuck at 14 majors, four shy of Jack Nicklaus, after a tough 74.

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British Open: Call him Lefty, the closer

British Open: Call him Lefty, the closer

GULLANE, Scotland - One of the greatest final rounds in a major. Two of the best shots he ever struck with a 3-wood. The third leg of the Grand Slam.

July 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Golf: Finish out of Left(y) field

GULLANE, Scotland — One of the greatest final rounds in a major. Two of the best shots he ever struck with a 3-wood. The third leg of the Grand Slam.

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British Open, Round 3: Westwood - at age 40 - poised for 1st major win

British Open, Round 3: Westwood - at age 40 - poised for 1st major win

Tiger Woods lines up a putt on No. 18. Woods finished the third round tied for 2nd.

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British Open, Round 3: Westwood - at age 40 - poised for 1st major win

British Open, Round 3: Westwood - at age 40 - poised for 1st major win

GULLANE, Scotland - Lee Westwood has contended enough in the majors that he can identify important moments, even if he could barely see his ball.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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British Open, Round 2: Jimenez finds pleasure in par

British Open, Round 2: Jimenez finds pleasure in par

Miguel Angel Jimenez provides perspective on a difficult day for most golfers: "Fun is when you enjoy what you're doing. I play golf and I enjoy it."

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British Open, Round 2: Jimenez finds pleasure in par

British Open, Round 2: Jimenez finds pleasure in par

GULLANE, Scotland - Miguel Angel Jimenez looked like the only guy who was having fun.

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Notebook: Pettersson ditches the broom putter

Notebook: Pettersson ditches the broom putter

19-year-old Jordan Spieth lines up a putt on the 16th green during the first round of the British Open. Spieth, 19, won the John Deere Classic on Sunday and shot a 69 Thursday.

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Notebook: Pettersson ditches the broom putter

Notebook: Pettersson ditches the broom putter

GULLANE, Scotland - Carl Pettersson's golf bag was a little bit lighter. And the burly Swede didn't stand quite so tall Thursday in the British Open.

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British Open, Round 1: Johnson avoids trouble

British Open, Round 1: Johnson avoids trouble

Tiger Woods' opening-round 69 left him three shots behind leader Zach Johnson. "I'm very pleased to shoot anything even-par or better," Woods said.

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British Open, Round 1: Johnson avoids trouble

British Open, Round 1: Johnson avoids trouble

Zach Johnson studies his shot at the 13th green. Johnson, atop the leaderboard at any major for the first time in six years, had only one bogey in the first round.

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British Open, Round 1: Johnson avoids trouble

British Open, Round 1: Johnson avoids trouble

GULLANE, Scotland - A blue sky and a gentle breeze usually means ripe scoring conditions at the British Open. Just not on the brown links of Muirfield.

July 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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British Open: Rose aims for second straight major win

British Open: Rose aims for second straight major win

GULLANE, Scotland - A month after winning the U.S. Open, Justin Rose still hasn't settled on an engraver to etch his name into the trophy he brought home from the Merion Golf Club.

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British Open: Rose aims for second straight major win

British Open: Rose aims for second straight major win

If Justin Rose can win this weekend, he would be the rare reigning titleholder of the U.S. and British opens at the same time.

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