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Topic - Paul Azinger
Ernie Els hardly ever catches a break at the Match Play Championship.
Even as golf embarks on the final major of the year at the PGA Championship, still fresh in the mind is the closing round Phil Mickelson put together at Muirfield to win the British Open. He birdied four of the last six holes for a 6-under 66, the best round of the day in demanding conditions.
The list of best players to have never won a major seems to get longer every year. And it becomes more meaningful at the PGA Championship, the final chance of the year for these players to stop answering questions about when they will win a Grand Slam event.
A look at some of the anniversaries this year at the 95th PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 8-11 at Oak Hill in Pittsford, N.Y.:
From behind the 18th green, Paul Azinger stared out toward a golf course where he nearly won a major title, where so many greats of the game have carved their names on the claret jug.
Paul Azinger leaned against the railing around the 18th green at Muirfield, where 13 players have won the silver claret jug since the British Open first came to a links course known as the fairest of them all.
Of the 13 players to win the Open at this course east of Edinburgh, 11 are enshrined in the World Golf Hall of Game (and you can make a pretty strong case that another, Ted Ray, should be).
A capsule look at the 15 previous British Opens held at Muirfield Golf Club, where the 142nd British Open will be played July 18-21:
It's small consolation, but hardcore Tiger Woods fans who can't make it to the Masters for Thursday's opening round can at least take the morning off.
Tom Watson is giving back one of his captain's picks for the Ryder Cup.
If not for Paul Azinger picking up a long putter that belonged to a short man, there might not be such a fuss over belly putters.
If pomp and circumstance, color-coordinated outfits and flag-waving throngs are your thing, then the Ryder Cup is the only competition that matters this weekend.
The ultimate team event in golf sometimes is decided by a single player.
Davis Love III faced a tough decision when he filled out his Ryder Cup team with four picks, no different from the previous 11 U.S. captains.
Even more surprising than Phil Mickelson using a belly putter at the second stage of the FedEx Cup playoffs was a direct message that showed up during the weekend on Twitter.
"He shot 65 to beat me," Azinger said. "I had a guy who had never won, and I thought if I shot par, that might have been good enough. It didn't even come close."
"If there is such a thing as golf gods, I think they heard the prayers of Adam Scott's fans," Paul Azinger said this week.