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McIlroy rises in FedEx Cup points; Woods drops

Rory McIlroy's British Open win boosted his FedEx Cup points standing from 42nd to 11th, according to the PGA Tour, while Tiger Woods' standing took a hit.

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Ko's Sunday 65 takes LPGA's Marathon Classic

With a birdie at the 18th, her sixth of the day, Lydia Ko fired a 65 to win by a shot over So Yeon Ryu on Sunday at the LPGA's Marathon Classic.

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Fowler's British Open run earns Ryder Cup points

Rickie Fowler is primed for another big stage -- and at the British Open, he piled on the Ryder Cup points to prove it.

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Notes: Mickelson's spirited defense; easy Sunday; more

Phil Mickelson came in with less than his A-game, but in the end made a spirited defense of his British Open title -- with an eye on a Ryder Cup berth.

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Hoylake reprise becomes antithesis for Tiger

Only once in 18 tries in the British Open has Tiger Woods had a higher 72-hole score than his 294, and that was as an amateur in his 1995 debut at St. Andrews.

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No flair needed as McIlroy seals Open win

Rory McIlroy sealed his British Open championship not with thunderous drives that had put him in commanding position, but with deft precision in short-game prowess at the final two holes.

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Winner's Style: Rory McIlroy at the British Open

Rory McIlroy claimed the his third major title on Sunday at the Open Championship held at Royal Liverpool. Here is McIlroy's Nike Golf apparel he wore at Hoylake en route to a two-shot victory.

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Tracker: McIlroy captures British Open at Hoylake

Rory McIlroy carries a six-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the 2014 British Open at Royal Liverpool, with Rickie Fowler his closest pursuer. Follow the highlights here!

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Notable golfers quick to praise McIlroy's win

Notables from the game of golf – his competitors and otherwise – were quick to compliment 2014 Champion Golfer of the Year Rory McIlroy after he claimed his first Claret Jug for winning the British Open.

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In this issue: July 18, 2014

Printed inside the July 18, 2014, issue of Golfweek Magazine:

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Watson gives Hoylake one last thrill with 68

Tom Watson, 64, closed the 2014 British Open with a 4-under 68, thrilling the local fans and earning himself a standing ovation coming down the 18th fairway.