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FILE - In this July 22, 2012 file photo, Ernie Els kisses the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club in Lytham St Annes, England. Over the last five years, 18 players have won the last 20 majors. The next chance is the 142nd British Open, which returns July 18 to Muirfield for the 16th time dating to 1892. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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FILE - In this July 22, 2012 file photo, Ernie Els kisses the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club in Lytham St Annes, England. Over the last five years, 18 players have won the last 20 majors. The next chance is the 142nd British Open, which returns July 18 to Muirfield for the 16th time dating to 1892. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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