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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Surely Muirfield will quicken up later in the day – but if the leaders who have seen Muirfield at its driest twice this week already are able to adjust, then Jason Dufner has shown them a low number is possible on its Sunday setup.
Will Tiger Woods vault into the lead ahead of Sunday's final round? Can the 49-year-old Miguel Angel Jimenez maintain his lead? Will an Adam Scott or Phil Mickelson battle back? Will Muirfield cooperate? Follow now!
Forget whatever Hunter Mahan may have learned from last month's U.S. Open, the top-20 player in the world is looking for his first major championship at the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield. He wasn't ready to win a few years ago, but he is now.
The red wine-drinking, cigar-smoking, carefree Miguel Angel Jimenez fired a 71 on Friday to stay near the top of the leaderboard, leading wandering minds to wonder if the Spaniard could become the oldest major winner in history.
Miguel Angel Jimenez made a great par on the 18th hole to card an even-par 71 and take the outright 36-hole lead at 3 under, one shot clear of Tiger Woods (71), Henrik Stenson (70) and Lee Westwood (68). How it happened.
At 49, Miguel Angel Jimenez looks the part of the seasoned veteran at Muirfield. In honor of Jimenez leading the British Open at the 36-hole mark, here’s a look at a few other notables veterans – or notable things other veterans did – during the first two rounds.
They're not the first and they won't be the last, but Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker – the latter with back-to-back lip-outs – four-putted at Muirfield during the second round of the 2013 British Open.
Jordan Spieth was in the hunt at the 142nd Open Championship, but the last four holes in Friday’s second round either showed why Muirfield is such a difficult test or why 19-year-olds don't win major championships.
Take a look at some outfits from the first round of the Open Championship at Muirfield. From U.S. Open champion Justin Rose to Jonas Blixt, these players are showing off their own individual style through their apparel.