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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."
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|Detroit||59||4th Qtr 9:57|
|Portland||79||4th Qtr 9:53|
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|Oklahoma City||32||2nd Qtr 6:25|
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|Wake Forest||60||2nd Half 3:52|
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|New Hampshire||55||2nd Half 1:06|
|Seton Hall||73||2nd Half 2:43|
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|Hofstra||67||2nd Half 3:46|
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|East Carolina||27||2nd Half 6:51|
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|San Diego State||9:00 PM|