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  1. Mickelson's Weekend Defies the Numbers

    Bill Barnwell

    Phil Mickelson's stunning come-from-behind victory on Sunday in the Open Championship was as unlikely as it was impressive. Picking between crowning moments in Mickelson's lofty career was already difficult enough, but that final-round 66 — hig...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  2. Phil Wins the British Open Redemption Game

    Shane Ryan

    For reasons that are hard to pin down, the golfing establishment — that stoic, humorless group of talking heads, beat writers, retired pros, and country club big shots — seems obsessed with projecting an image of nobility and tradition. M...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  3. Say Good-bye to Your Driver, Phil. Forever.

    Jim Newell

    It never seemed to make sense, why Phil Mickelson would travel to the United Kingdom each summer to lose two tournaments on courses he didn't especially like and admittedly didn't know how to play. Perhaps it was to see the sights of the realm? He's ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  4. About Last Weekend: Phil Er Up

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy mournfully firing off one last bottle rocket, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Phil Mickelson fired a final-round 66 to surge up a star-studded leaderboard and secure his first British Open championship, winni...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  5. Golf's Most Powerful Power Rankings: British Open Edition

    Shane Ryan

    Don't you hate those people who get all sentimental about the British Open, just because golf was born in Scotland and the windy, damp, overcast atmosphere of the year's third major harks back to that romantic era when shepherds tending their flocks ...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  6. To Els and Back: The Return of the British Open

    Jim Newell

    It was so, so tempting to churn out this recap of the Open Championship prematurely, on Saturday night, leaving blank spaces where necessary to plug in Adam Scott's winning score for his first major victory, the one everyone had been expecting from h...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  7. About Last Weekend: Not-So-Great Scott

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Adam Scott bogeyed the last four holes in an epic major collapse, and Ernie Els sunk a birdie putt on 18 to win the British Open by a single stroke....

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  8. British Open Sweater Power Rankings

    Chris Ryan, David Cho and Robert Mays

    It's cold up in Lancashire. Bring a sweater. Oh! I see you already did, golf pros. As de facto ruler of this blog, I say Tiger wins, because I'm into the off-white vibe with a flash of pink. But putting aside personal and sartorial preferences, I tho...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  9. About Last Night: Anyone Want a Claret Jug?

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Australian Adam Scott tied a Royal Lytham course record with a 6-under 64 to take the first-round lead at the British Open, while Tiger Woods lurks just ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  10. About Last Night: Lee Needs More Athletic Supporters

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Clayton Kershaw and Cliff Lee each pitched eight strong innings, but Matt Kemp's walk-off home run in the 12th gave the Dodgers a 5-3 win over the Phill...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  11. The Silver Paradox, or Why Rangers Fans Should Take Heart

    Shane Ryan

    If you believe in destiny, aura, bad luck, momentum, or even the curse of the missed opportunity, you've probably written off the Texas Rangers. After last night's excruciating loss, when the franchise's first World Series was a single, tantalizing s...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  12. The Weekend That Was: Women's World Cup, the British Open, and Ve...

    Shane Ryan

    You ever notice how redneck speech sometimes involves mixing up the singular and plural forms of verbs? Where I grew up, you always heard sentences like these: "They was fishin' for crawdads half the morning!" "That dog weren't half as fast as ...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  13. Bigger is Better: The Hope for a Bloated Rory

    Jeff Cesario

    In this week's British Open, golf fans will watch the next chapter unfold in the PGA's never-ending, increasingly desperate attempts to turn the embers of the Tiger bonfire into sparks and then flame. Will someone toting a TaylorMade Rescue Wood magi...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  14. About Last Weekend: Aye, Aye, Captain

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy realizing that your future isn't so bright, and you should probably take off your shades inside because you look foolish, here's what you missed in sports this weekend: Derek Jeter came back with a bang, returning from inju...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  15. About Last Night: Tales From the Fescue

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out getting those last rays of sunshine before sports finally come back and you never have to go outside again, here's what you missed in "sports" on Thursday: In a sporting event that, unlike everything else that has happened i...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  16. About Last Night: The Open's British Invasion

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Andy Murray won his first career Grand Slam, outlasting Novak Djokovic in a five-set marathon to take the U.S. Open title. The Scottish Murray credited hi...

    Blog | September 11, 2012