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In pictures: Phil Mickelson wins British Open 2013

July 22, 2013

In the end, it was Phil Mickelson, the great American golfer, who emerged victorious as he beat Henrik Stenson by three shots. Kerim Okten / EPA
In the end, it was Phil Mickelson, the great American golfer, who emerged victorious as he beat Henrik Stenson by three shots. Kerim Okten / EPA
There was disappointment for Britain's Lee Westwood who was the overnight leader, but came up short yet again. He has now gone 62 major appearances without a win. Gerry Penny / EPA
There was disappointment for Britain's Lee Westwood who was the overnight leader, but came up short yet again. He has now gone 62 major appearances without a win. Gerry Penny / EPA
Matthew Fitzpatrick, of England, lines up a putt on the second hole. The teenager won the silver medal at the championship after finishing as the leading amateur. Andrew Redington / Getty Images
Matthew Fitzpatrick, of England, lines up a putt on the second hole. The teenager won the silver medal at the championship after finishing as the leading amateur. Andrew Redington / Getty Images
Ian Poulter, of England, bites his putter after missing a birdie putt on the first green. Poulter had a brilliant final round, but it was not enough for him to win. Andy Lyons / Getty Images
Ian Poulter, of England, bites his putter after missing a birdie putt on the first green. Poulter had a brilliant final round, but it was not enough for him to win. Andy Lyons / Getty Images
Ryan Moore, of the United States, tees off on the fourth hole during the final round of the 142nd British Open. The final day proved manic as the leadership changed hands several times. Andrew Redington / Getty Images
Ryan Moore, of the United States, tees off on the fourth hole during the final round of the 142nd British Open. The final day proved manic as the leadership changed hands several times. Andrew Redington / Getty Images
Brandt Snedeker, of the United States, tees off on the third hole. Rob Carr / Getty Images
Brandt Snedeker, of the United States, tees off on the third hole. Rob Carr / Getty Images
Fans gather around the first tee as US golfer Tiger Woods plays his shot during the fourth and final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield. Adrian Dennis / AFP
Fans gather around the first tee as US golfer Tiger Woods plays his shot during the fourth and final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield. Adrian Dennis / AFP
Woods, though, had a terrible final round after placing second before Sunday. The world No 1 played poor shots in the first few holes putting him out of contention for the Claret Jug. Glyn Kirk / AFP
Woods, though, had a terrible final round after placing second before Sunday. The world No 1 played poor shots in the first few holes putting him out of contention for the Claret Jug. Glyn Kirk / AFP
Mickelson, who has had many a heartbreak at majors - especially at his native US Open - broke down after clinching what was his first British Open title. Jon Super / AP Photo
Mickelson, who has had many a heartbreak at majors - especially at his native US Open - broke down after clinching what was his first British Open title. Jon Super / AP Photo
The Australian Scott, who capitulated in last year's championship, played as well as he could but it wasn't enough. Scott Heppell / AP Photo
The Australian Scott, who capitulated in last year's championship, played as well as he could but it wasn't enough. Scott Heppell / AP Photo
Woods, though, managed to catch up with Steve Williams, his former caddie who now works with Adam Scott. Matt Dunham / AP Photo
Woods, though, managed to catch up with Steve Williams, his former caddie who now works with Adam Scott. Matt Dunham / AP Photo
The promising Shingo Katayama, of Japan, plays off the first tee. Katayama is expected to grow from his experience at Muirfield, according to several observers. Scott Heppell / AP Photo
The promising Shingo Katayama, of Japan, plays off the first tee. Katayama is expected to grow from his experience at Muirfield, according to several observers. Scott Heppell / AP Photo
The 43 year old won his fifth major title. Matt Dunham / AP Photo
The 43 year old won his fifth major title. Matt Dunham / AP Photo
Hideki Matsuyama, another Japanese, played some excellent golf to finish seventh. Toby Melville / Reuters
Hideki Matsuyama, another Japanese, played some excellent golf to finish seventh. Toby Melville / Reuters
Scott had to hit out of a bunker on the first hole. He eventually finished fourth. Brian Snyder / Reuters
Scott had to hit out of a bunker on the first hole. He eventually finished fourth. Brian Snyder / Reuters
Here, Poulter hits out of a bunker on the 15th hole. Toby Melville / Reuters
Here, Poulter hits out of a bunker on the 15th hole. Toby Melville / Reuters