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"His age," Manassero said diplomatically.
YEAH, BABY!: The last time the Open was played at Muirfield in 2002, Justin Rose arrived in grand style, behind the wheel of a Jaguar decked out like one of the cars from the "Austin Powers" movies.
"The nose was so long in that Jag, I think ... I touched the front wall as I was parking up," Rose recalled with a laugh.
This time, befitting his status as the reigning U.S. Open champion, the Englishman is being driven to and from the course.
"I think I'll be a little bit more under the radar," Rose said.
DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME: The tournament doesn't start until Thursday, yet the most entertaining shot at the British Open may already have been hit.
It belonged to short-game wizard Phil Mickelson, who won the Scottish Open last Sunday and arrived at the 17th green during a practice round to find his ball nestled in light rough halfway up a small knob alongside the putting surface. The left-hander grabbed a wedge and with his back to the flag, feathered a shot that arched softly and landed behind him and rolled to within a few feet of the pin.
It was captured on video by golf blogger Geoff Shackelford (see it here: http://bit.ly/1aIRehR ). Scott Piercy, one of Mickelson's playing partners during Monday's round, tried replicating the shot without success.
"I haven't hit it in so long, I just looked at it and thought I'd give it a try. I didn't know anybody was filming," Mickelson said.
"Hopefully," he added a moment later, "I won't have to hit that shot this week."
|Chicago WSox||0||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Atlanta - M. Minor||3:05 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - E. Jackson|
|NY Yankees - S. Greene||3:05 PM|
|Baltimore - C. Tillman|
|Arizona - W. Miley||3:05 PM|
|San Francisco - R. Vogelsong|
|St. Louis - A. Wainwright||3:10 PM|
|Milwaukee - J. Nelson|
|Miami - T. Koehler||3:10 PM|
|NY Mets - D. Matsuzaka|
|Boston - J. Peavy||3:10 PM|
|Houston - B. Oberholtzer|
|Minnesota - K. Correia||3:10 PM|
|Colorado - T. Matzek|
|Toronto - D. Hutchison||3:10 PM|
|Tampa Bay - J. Odorizzi|
|Detroit - R. Porcello||6:10 PM|
|Kansas City - J. Shields|
|Washington - S. Strasburg||6:15 PM|
|Philadelphia - C. Hamels|
|Pittsburgh - C. Morton||6:15 PM|
|Cincinnati - M. Leake|
|LA Angels - J. Weaver||6:15 PM|
|Texas - M. Mikolas|
|San Diego - I. Kennedy||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - P. Maholm|
|Oakland - J. Chavez||9:10 PM|
|Seattle - H. Iwakuma|
|Red Bull New York|
|Sporting Kansas City||6:30 PM|
|Chivas USA||9:00 PM|
|Real Salt Lake||9:30 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8:30 PM|
|Edmonton||7/17/14 7:30 PM|
|Toronto||7/18/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||7/18/14 9:00 PM|
|Montreal||7/19/14 6:00 PM|