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  • Column: Mickelson gives us reason to celebrate

    The celebration started when Phil Mickelson rolled in his final birdie putt, with hands raised high in the air and a tearful caddie just waiting to be hugged. It quickly turned into a victory lap, even as the players he'd already beaten struggled to finish what was left of their disappointing day.


  • Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain plays a shot from the 15th tee during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland, Friday July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    British Open tee times, pairings for third round at Muirfield

    Leader Miguel Angel Jimenez will tee off for the third round of the 2013 British Open at Muirfield at 10:20 a.m. ET Saturday, playing with Henrik Stenson. But the high-profile pair just ahead of them, Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood, should draw a large gallery.


  • Pettersson abandons the broom putter

    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.


  • 5 significant shots on 17th hole at British Open

    Some of the most significant moments in recent history of the British Open at Muirfield have come on the 17th hole.


  • Player returns to British Open _ with clothes on

    Gary Player is as eager to share his thoughts about golf as he is to show off his body.


  • Ernie Els gives back his claret jug at Muirfield

    Two dozen cameras were in position Monday morning to capture the first big moment of this British Open, only they weren't anywhere near the golf course. They waited in the driveway as a silver station wagon pulled through the gate and stopped in front of the clubhouse at Muirfield.


  • British Open 2013: Tee times, pairings for first two rounds

    Tiger Woods plans to return to action at this week's British Open at Muirfield, and he'll be playing alongside Graeme McDowell and Louis Oosthuizen for the first two rounds.


  • Mickelson wants to make it easy

    Fresh off a Scottish Open victory, Phil Mickelson showed up at Muirfield for the first time in 11 years and didn't take long to figure out his strategy for the British Open. He wants to keep it as simple as possible and try to make easy pars.


  • 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)

    British Open 2013: At Muirfield, Ernie Els returns claret jug

    Now it's up to the 43-year-old South African to reclaim the silver prize, and that doesn't figure to be easy. He won the last time the Open was played at Muirfield in 2002. He has more top 10s in the British Open than any other major. But he has this piece of history working against him — the last major champion in his 40s to successfully defend his title was Old Tom Morris, and that was 151 years ago.


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