Found July 22, 2013 on Sports Media Watch:
With Tiger Woods in contention early and Phil Mickelson hoisting the trophy, it is no surprise that the British Open hit a four-year high on ESPN. Final round coverage of the British Open earned a [...]
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Tiger Woods was making a run at the lead of The Open Championship during the third round and he was caught on camera cursing.  It was only a “God damnit,” so not as severe as it could have been, but the announcers didn’t hold back from judging him.  Clearly they thought that he should know better not to swear because there are always microphones on him, but in Tiger’s defense...

Putt up or shut up, Tiger

Tiger Woods doesn't really believe he "played well" in finishing in a tie for sixth at the Open Championship. For whatever reason -- perhaps because it protects his brand and is the easiest way to deal with disappointment -- he feels the urge to act like he's "right there." "I'm very pleased with the way I'm playing, there's no doubt...

Column: Is it finally Tiger's turn at British?

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Tiger Woods was actually having a pretty good day, though the fans lining the seventh hole might have thought otherwise. They had the misfortune of having to listen as he unleashed a string of loud expletives directed at himself and a ball that bounced over the green into the rough. Hardly the way a gentleman golfer at the...

Column: Mickelson solves links golf puzzle at Open

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist His coach was all business before the round. His caddie was in tears afterward. Only Phil Mickelson seemed to know how many magical moments he was capable of unfurling in between. ''I said, ''Even-par or 1 under could win this thing.' He said, `I'm going to be better than that,''' coach Butch...

Phil Mickelson to lose 61% of Scottish winnings to taxes

Getty Images Phil Mickelson had a prosperous last two weekends in Scotland.  Two weeks ago, he won the Scottish Open.  This past weekend, he won the British Open.  For winning both tournaments, Mickelson earned £1,445,000, or roughly $2,167,500.  According to Forbes magazine, he’ll take home $842,700.  Simple subtraction tells you that $1.3 million (61% of his winnings...

Tiger Woods calls final round at Open Championship ‘frustrating’

Tiger Woods failed to win his 15th major title Sunday at the Open Championship.  He said the final round was “frustrating.” Woods began the day just two strokes behind leader Lee Westwood, but finished Sunday at Muirfield with a 74 putting him in a tie for sixth, five strokes 

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Mickelson birdied four of the last six holes to win the claret jug for the first time.

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Mickelson has 'best round of career'

Phil Mickelson birdied four of his final six holes -- which also included a critical par save at the par-3 16th -- to clear Henrik Stenson by three shots and win his first Open Championship on Sunday at Muirfield. Here are 5 Things to take away from Sunday's conclusion of the 142nd Open in Gullane, Scotland: 1. PHIL THE THRILL: Calling it "probably the best round of my...

Mickelson missing a peculiar link in majors

Phil Mickelson described his feelings toward links golf as a ''hate-love'' relationship, meaning he once dreaded coming over to the British Open for a brand of golf played only once a year. Now he loves it. He felt that way even before his name was engraved on the silver claret jug. Mickelson was in a great mood the first day he set foot on Muirfield last week....

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