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Continued: From Mickelson's great round to the players he beat, a British Open to remember

  • Article by: DOUG FERGUSON , AP Golf Writer
  • Last update: July 23, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Westwood doesn't feel as though he played badly, and while he closed with a 75, that was not a disgrace. Mahan also had 75 in the last group. Woods was in the group ahead and shot 74. This wasn't a meltdown like Scott's last year at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, or Nick Watney and his 81 at Whistling Straits in the 2010 PGA Championship, or Dustin Johnson's 82 at Pebble Beach in the U.S. Open.

This was more like a slow bleed. The bandage started to come undone on the seventh tee. There was the sound of a camera clicking on Westwood's 9-iron, perhaps from the gallery. Westwood only turned to glare after his ball came up short and headed into a pot bunker. It didn't seem to be that big of a deal, but his reaction was the first sign of frayed nerves. He was tentative on some birdie chances on the back nine.

Westwood made 12 birdies and an eagle going into the final round. He made one birdie on Sunday.

Of the top five players on the leaderboard, he was the only one without a birdie on the back nine. This would have to fall under the category of "missed opportunity" more than "blown opportunity." But at 40, those opportunities might not come along as often.

For Mickelson, who captured the third leg of the career Grand Slam, the U.S. Open can't get here soon enough.

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Atlanta - LP: J. Johnson 0 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: K. Giles 1
NY Mets - LP: J. deGrom 1 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda 6
Boston - WP: A. Ogando 7 FINAL
Baltimore - LP: B. Matusz 5
Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar 13 FINAL
Detroit - LP: S. Greene 1
Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Motte 7 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: B. Badenhop 3
Washington - LP: T. Roark 2 FINAL
Miami - WP: B. Morris 3
Toronto - LP: R. Dickey 3 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Dominguez 12
St. Louis - WP: C. Martinez 3 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza 0
Kansas City 2 Bottom 8th Inning
Chicago WSox 2
San Francisco 4 Top 8th Inning
Colorado 6
Pittsburgh 3 Bottom 6th Inning
Arizona 0
Houston 0 Bottom 4th Inning
Oakland 0
Texas 2 Bottom 3rd Inning
LA Angels 0
Los Angeles 1 Top 3rd Inning
San Diego 0
Minnesota 0 Top 5th Inning
Seattle 1
Houston 130 FINAL
Dallas 128
Toronto 99 FINAL
Washington 106
LA Clippers 40 3rd Qtr 10:10
San Antonio 50
Ottawa 5 FINAL
Montreal 1
Pittsburgh 1 FINAL(OT)
NY Rangers 2
Minnesota 1 2nd Prd 9:22
St. Louis 1
New York City 0 FINAL
Chicago 1
FC Dallas 1 1st Half 5:00
Colorado 0
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