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With two key birdies around the turn, and a powerful tee shot at just the right moment, McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday at Royal Liverpool and captured the third leg of the career Grand Slam.
Rory McIlroy finished 17-under 271 to win the British Open, the third major championship of his career. His father also cashed in on a decade-old bet.
Woods began the British Open with five birdies in a six-hole stretch for a 69 that put him only three shots behind Rory McIlroy. He walked off Royal Liverpool on Saturday with another round over par, leaving him 19 shots out of the lead.
After a shaky start to the British Open, Woods ripped through Royal Liverpool on Thursday much like he did eight years ago, when he won the claret jug for the third time. Five birdies in six holes carried Woods to a 3-under 69, leaving him just three shots behind McIlroy.
Both Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are off to good starts at the 2014 British Open.
For a major championship that began 154 years ago, no one ever knows what to expect at the British Open.
Justin Rose and 18 other Englishmen have a two-fold mission at the British Open: end their country's 22-year wait for a champion and lift the gloom hanging over England's woeful sporting summer.
Singleton strolled around the course Wednesday with two-time major champion John Daly and PGA Tour regular Dustin Johnson. The latter introduced himself on the first tee but didn't inquire further until they got to the third hole. "Do you play on the European Tour?" Johnson finally asked. "No," Singleton replied, "I work in a factory."
A year after a second-place finish at the British Open started him on his way to a near-flawless second half of 2013, Stenson has a good feeling that this year's tournament at Royal Liverpool — a "course that suits my eye pretty well" —will give him a similar boost.