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Phil Mickelson had to settle for his seventh runner-up finish in a major, although there was some consolation in seeing Darren Clarke on his way to his first major championship.
Another major goes to Northern Ireland. The surprise was Darren Clarke's name on the claret jug.
A really bad week for Rory McIlroy proved to be a really good week for learning a lot more about golf's hottest new star. The British Open opened a more illuminating window into his mind and game than victory in the U.S. Open did.
Darren Clarke on Sunday won his first major title — the British Open.
Rickie Fowler led an American charge up the leaderboard on a day when the weather roared at Royal St. George's.
His shots weren't great, but at least they were quick. In fact, if Rory McIlroy's pace on the British Open's first day had to be described in one word, it would be "speedy." And that is no small mercy in a sport that can sometimes feel as painfully slow as water torture.
His parents named him after Tom Watson, so Tom Lewis was thrilled when the pairings for the British Open came out.
For the first time in 11 months, Rory McIlroy walked off the 18th green in the early stages of a major championship and did not see his name atop the leader board.
For the first time in 11 months, Rory McIlroy walked off the 18th green in the early stages of a major championship and did not see his name atop the leaderboard.