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Phil Mickelson wins British Open

GULLANE, Scotland — Phil Mickelson is mystified no more by links golf. He has his name etched in a silver claret jug to prove it.

Mickelson delivered his best closing round ever in a major Sunday — at the British Open, of all places — when he ran off four birdies over the last six holes for a 5-under 66 at Muirfield to win the third leg of the career Grand Slam.

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