2013 British Open

My Year in Golf: Bradley S. Klein

From a memorable seat behind the scenes at Merion to some one-on-one time with Donald Trump at Doral, our Bradley S. Klein reflects on his time on the road in 2013.

Mickelson lugs Claret Jug to Bridgestone

Phil Mickelson brought the Claret Jug with him to this weeks WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and intends to do so again for the PGA Championship: 'It's not like I'm going to leave it.'

Deep leaderboard yields another solid Muirfield champ

Muirfield has the greatest collection of winners of any major championship -- only two of its 16 champions aren't in the Hall of Fame. Every great course is due to have a dud for a major champion. There was no way that was going to happen at Muirfield.

Rude: Mickelson rises into top 10 of all time

After his Open Championship, 10th place on the list of all-time golfing greats seems reasonable for Phil Mickelson. And, his driving and putting and confidence being as good as they are, he seems to have plenty of time to keep climbing.

Notes: Caddie flashes back to win in 1987 Open

Nick Faldo's former caddie returned to Muirfield to loop for Ashun Wu of China, mostly as a way of celebrating a great memory – the 26th anniversary of his win on Nick Faldo's bag at the 1987 Open.

Big group stands 3-for-3 in year's majors

Twenty pros have made the cut in each of the year's majors after playing four rounds at Muirfield in the 2013 Open Championship – with several stars on the list.

Number-crunching in review from Muirfield

Before we completely put Muirfield in the record books and turn our attention to Royal Liverpool, some scoring recaps:

Mickelson's far removed from no-majors status

In a timely anniversary of sorts, the PGA Championship at Oak Hill marks the 10th anniversary of the last time Phil Mickelson left a major as the best to never win one.

Bulldog's Blog: Mickelson still talk at Royal Birkdale

Was Phil Mickelson's back-nine Sunday performance the best ever in a major championship? A lot of guys on the range Tuesday at the Senior Open at Royal Birkdale think so.

Attendance goals not met at Muirfield; down vs. '02

The R&A fell short of its attendance goals at the Open Championship at Muirfield, with 142,036 fans taking in the action over the week. Its initial goal was 160,000, with hopes of 170,000.

ESPN recovers from sloppy early rounds with Sunday drama

In a case of Jekyl or Hyde for the worldwide leader in sports, the first 33 hours or so of ESPN’s coverage were often exasperating, the final four hours were exhilarating says our Martin Kaufmann.

Bulldog's Blog: Mickelson proves masses wrong

The latest Bulldog's Blog chronicles one of the best major championship Sundays Alex Miceli has experienced, as Phil Mickelson won a major championship that everyone said he couldn’t.

5 Things: Mickelson's 'best round of career' earns 1st Open

Phil Mickelson birdied four of his final six holes -- and made a critical par save at the par-3 16th -- to clear Henrik Stenson by three shots and win his first Open Championship on Sunday at Muirfield.

Behind 74, Woods' major losing streak hits 17

Tiger Woods has four victories in 2013, yet his season is being scrutinized for its three losses in majors -- and his weekend numbers haven't been pretty the last two years.

Klein: It doesn't get any better than Open Sunday

If there’s a better way to spend a Sunday morning than watching the Open Championship, I have no idea what it is. The more so when the end is as emotionally fulfilling as Phil Mickelson’s triumph at Muirfield.

Mickelson receives quick congratulations via Twitter

The competitors at the Open Championship were quick in many instances to congratulate 2013 champion Phil Mickelson via social media Sunday.

Winner's Circle: Phil Mickelson, British Open

Phil Mickelson took the Claret Jug at Muirfield without using a driver, but he did have five wedges and a hot putter.

How it happened: Phil Mickelson rallies to win first Open title

It has been a grind for the field this week, with Muirfield testing every ounce of patience that the world's elite can muster. On Sunday, Lee Westwood will be presented with the challenge of holding off the likes of Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson. Follow now!

Mickelson, Scott make moves Sunday at Open

Starting the day at even par and three back of third-round leader Lee Westwood, Adam Scott started slowly before a birdie at No. 11 propelled him into the lead; Phil Mickelson also gave chase.

Poulter goes low in a hurry Sunday at Open

Ian Poulter, who started the day 5 over, has made an eagle and five birdies around the turn to rise to T-3 at even par for the tournament.

VIDEO: Henrik Stenson interview after second round

Henrik Stenson, who is in the clubhouse at 2 under, talks with the media after his second round of the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield.

VIDEO: Charl Schwartzel breaks club at Open Championship

Charl Schwartzel lost his temper after hitting his approach at the par-4 15th hole, and his 6-iron suffered the consequences.

VIDEO: Thomas Bjorn breaks camera lens at Muirfield

Watch Thomas Bjorn hit a shot and break a camera lens at the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield.

VIDEO: Faldo talks McIlroy's equipment, contract

In Part II of his sit-down with Jeff Rude, Nick Faldo talks about why it might have been a bad idea for Rory McIlroy to switch equipment companies this early in his career.

VIDEO: Nick Faldo talks about how game has changed

Three-time Open Championship winner Nick Faldo talks about how young golfers today have much more at their fingertips, and they need to take advantage of it.

VIDEO: Justin Rose looks ahead to Open Championship at Muirfield

Justin Rose talks about the Open Championship at Muirfield.

VIDEO: Phil Mickelson's backward shot

Phil Mickelson hits a backward shot.

VIDEO: Phil Mickelson's backwards shot at Muirfield

Check out Phil Mickelson's backwards shot during a practice round at Muirfield.