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GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 19: Aerial View of the course and surrounding area during the second round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 19, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by David Cannon/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

Aerial View of the course and surrounding area during the second round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 19, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by David Cannon/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

Best of the British Open

And out of nowhere, it's Phil Mickelson.



Just a few weeks removed from one of the most bitter defeats of his career, blowing the final-round lead at the U.S. Open, Mickelson crossed the pond and claimed his first-ever British Open championship in dominant fashion, winning by three strokes over Henrik Stenson.
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