Mickelson receives quick congratulations via Twitter

Phil Mickelson with caddie Bones Mackay (left) on Sunday after winning the 2013 British Open at Muirfield.

Phil Mickelson with caddie Bones Mackay (left) on Sunday after winning the 2013 British Open at Muirfield.

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

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Luke Donald, @LukeDonald: "Easy to see why Phil is so liked and admired - he just personifies class, and one helluva golfer too! #ChampionGolferOfTheYear"

Sir Nick Faldo, @NickFaldo006: "Congrats Phil, welcome to the @The_Open Muirfield unofficial Champions Club! #GreatPlaying"

Keegan Bradley, @Keegan_Bradley: "66 from Phil today is ridiculous. Best golf I've ever seen. #boss"

Ken Duke, @DukePGA: "WOW, congrats to Phil and Bones. What a great round to take the Jug! Congrats!!!!"

Rickie Fowler, @RickieFowlerPGA: "So pumped for Phil right now!!"

Justin Rose, @JustinRose99: "Really pleased for Phil... I feel good for him especially after all the courtesy and sportsmanship he showed me at Ryder Cup and US Open."

Paul Lawrie, @PaulLawriegolf: "Huge congrats to phil Mickelson 66 round there today was world class , I had good week after first round nightmare Thanks for all support"

Ian Poulter, @IanJamesPoulter: "Great playing Phil Michelson."

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Plus he drew praise from voices away from Muirfield, both serious and lighthearted:

Gary Player, @garyplayer: "Congratulations Phil Mickelson on a fantastic @The_Open victory. Only one more leg for the Grand Slam. So happy for you & your lovely family"

Edward Loar, @BigEinBigD: "Regardless of how you feel about Phil his record is awesome. Not a more entertaining golfer to watch for my $$"

JJ Henry, @jjhenrygolf: "Phil Mickelson is a class act and his name on the Claret Jug is now golf history! Incredible finish for one of golf's all-time best!"

Pablo Larrazabal, @plarrazabal: "Congratulations to Phil and to @CallawayGolf for the great victory at @The_Open ... Well deserved it from all the team... Congrats.."

Ben Crane @bencranegolf: "Couldn't be happier for Phil. I know he has been practicing as hard as ever and was really crushed after the US Open. Great to see him win"

Anya Alvarez @anyaalvarez: "So happy for Phil and me. He finished 1st and I didn't finish DFL this week. Good week for golf!"

Alvarez: "What kind of shampoo does Phil use because his hair is to die for. I'd fill the claret jug and wash my hair with the water from it."

Bob Estes @BobEstesPGA: "It looked like it would be a Sean Foley win starting the day but Butch wins another one! #TheOpen"

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And, lastly:

The Open @The_Open: "History has been made...another famous name is added to The Claret Jug. #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/SjW4l1AeE7"

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