Best of the British Open

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 21: The Claret Jug is engraved with the name of Phil Mickelson of the United States after he won the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 21, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

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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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