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The British Open in the 2000s

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Tiger Woods of the United States plays from a bunker during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield golf course in Scotland Sunday July 21, 2002. Woods posted a 6-under par 65 to finish the tournament on level par.

South Africa's Ernie Els plays out of a bunker on the 13th hole during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield golf course in Scotland Sunday July 21, 2002.
Shigeki Maruyama of Japan drives from the 2nd tee on the final day of the British Open Golf championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland Sunday, July 23, 2000.
Tiger Woods of the United States tees off from the 18th towards the club house of the Royal and Ancient during the British Open golf championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland Sunday, July 23, 2000.
Canada's Mike Weir watches his drive from the 2nd tee on the final day of the British Open Golf championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland Sunday, July 23, 2000.
Tiger Woods of the United States kisses the trophy after winning the British Open Golf championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, Sunday, July 23, 2000.
Spain's Sergio Garcia plays from the 7th tee during the 1st round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Annes golf course in England Thursday July 19, 2001.
Angel Cabrera of Argentina plays from a bunker on the 7th hole during the 1st round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Annes golf course in England Thursday July 19, 2001.
David Duval of the United States selects a club on the 5th tee during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Anne's golf course in England Sunday, July 22, 2001.
Mark O'Meara of the United States plays from a bunker on the 11th hole during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Anne's golf course in England Saturday, July 21, 2001.
David Duval kisses the claret jug after winning the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Anne's golf course in England in this July 22, 2001 photo.
Tiger Woods of the United States reacts after missing a putt on the 13th green during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield golf course in Scotland Sunday July 21, 2002. Woods posted a 6-under par 65 to finish the tournament on level par.
England's Gary Evans plays from the 6th tee during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield golf course in Scotland, Sunday, July 21, 2002.
Tiger Woods of the United States sends up a cloud of dust as he plays from the 16th fairway on the third day of the British Open Golf championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland Saturday July 22, 2000.
Tiger Woods of the United States plays from a bunker during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield golf course in Scotland Sunday July 21, 2002. Woods posted a 6-under par 65 to finish the tournament on level par.
South Africa's Ernie Els holds aloft the trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield golf course in Scotland Sunday, July 21, 2002. Els rebounded from one setback after another and outlasted Thomas Levet of France to win the British Open in a four-man playoff that produced the first sudden-death finish in the 142-history of the tournament.
Tiger Woods of the United States tees-off on the 5th hole during the final round of the British Open golf championship at Royal St. George's golf course in Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 20, 2003.
Denmark's Thomas Bjorn attempts unsuccessfully for the first time to get out of a bunker on the 16th hole during the final round of the British Open golf championship at Royal St. George's golf course in Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 20, 2003. Bjorn took three shots in the bunker and made a double bogey on the hole.
Spain's Sergio Garcia watches the flight of his ball from the 3rd tee during the final round of the British Open golf championship at Royal St. George's golf course in Sandwich, England Sunday July 20, 2003.
Sweden's Jesper Parnevik chips to the 1st green during the first round of the British Open golf championship at Royal St. George's golf course in Sandwich, England, Thursday July 17, 2003.
Ben Curtis, of the United States, celebrates with the trophy after winning the British Open golf championship at Royal St. George's golf course in Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 20, 2003. Curtis won the event after shooting a final round 69 for a 1-under par four round total of 283.
Scotland's Colin Montgomerie plays from the 4th tee on the final day of the British Open golf championship at Royal Troon golf course in Troon, Scotland Sunday July 18, 2004.
Phil Mickelson of the United States plays from the 6th fairway on the final day of the British Open golf championship at Royal Troon golf course in Troon, Scotland Sunday July 18, 2004.
Todd Hamilton of the United States lines up a putt on the 3rd hole on the final day of the British Open golf championship at Royal Troon golf course in Troon, Scotland Sunday July 18, 2004.
South Africa's Ernie Els, left, and Chris DiMarco from the United States, shake hands on the 18th green after their final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake, England Sunday July 23, 2006. DiMarco finished in second place in the championships and Els took third 3rd place.
Spain's Sergio Garcia plays from the 9th tee during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake, England Sunday July 23, 2006.
Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates after winning the British Open Golf Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake, England Sunday July 23, 2006.
Japan's Toru Taniguchi plays from the 16th tee during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland, Sunday July 22, 2007.
Spain's Sergio Garcia, reacts after missing a putt on the 18th green which would have won him the championship during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland, Sunday July 22, 2007.
Ireland's Padraig Harrington, right, holds the trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship as runner-up Sergio Garcia of Spain looks on at Carnoustie, Scotland, Sunday July 22, 2007.
In this July 20, 2008, file photo, Padraig Harrington of Ireland, poses with the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf championship, at the Royal Birkdale golf course, Southport, England. Harrington has gone from a perennial runner-up to a prolific major champion, the first European to win consecutive majors in the same year, and now a chance to become the first player in more than 50 years to win the claret jug three straight times.