Mickelson receives quick congratulations via Twitter

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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