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The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool

143rd Open Championship
Rory McIlroy lofts the Claret Jug after winning the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on Sunday in Hoylake, England. (Paul Ellis / AFP / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Rory McIlroy greets his mother, Rose, on the 18th green after clinching his victory in the 143rd Open Championship on Sunday. McIlroy’s mother was not present for his victories at the 2011 U.S. Open or 2012 PGA Championship, so he dedicated the victory to her during his speech at the awards ceremony. (Andrew Redington / Getty Images)
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Runners-up Sergio Garcia, left, and Rickie Fowler congratulate Open Championship winner Rory McIlroy (with trophy) during the awards ceremony Sunday.  (Peter Muhly / AFP / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Rory McIlroy prepares to throw the ball into the crowd after finishing off his victory at the 143rd Open Championship on Sunday at Royal Liverpool.  (Andrew Yates / AFP / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Sergio Garcia plays out of a bunker during the final round of the Open Championship. Garcia started Sunday seven shots behind wire-to-wire winner Rory McIlroy and twice got to within two strokes of the lead when shooting a 66.  (Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA)
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Jim Furyk chips onto the 16th green during the final round of the Open Championship on Sunday. The American tied three others for low round of the day at 65 to finish in fourth place.  (Jon Super / Associated Press)
143rd Open Championship
Adam Scott of Australia walks out from behind a gorse bush after playing a shot back onto the eighth fairway during the final round of the Open Championship. Scott salvaged a par on the hole, then had five birdies on the back nine to finish with a 66 and a tie for fifth place with Marc Leishman.  (Jon Super / Associated Press)
143rd Open Championship
Australian Marc Leishman reacts when his eagle putt just missed the cup at the 18th hole Sunday during the final round of the Open Championship. Leishman tied with three others for low round of the day at 65, finishing in a tie for fifth.  (Andrew Yates / AFP / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Phil Mickelson, the 2013 Open champion, watches his tee shot at No. 4 during the final round Sunday. Mickelson shot his best round of the week, a four-under 68, to move into a tie for 23rd at five under. (Tom Pennington / Getty Images)
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Rory McIlroy reacts after missing a birdie putt at the 12th green during the final round of the Open Championship. McIlroy would bogey No. 13 to have his lead cut to two strokes. He would birdie the par-five 16th to re-establish a three-shot lead on the way to his third major victory. (Peter Muhly / AFP / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Edoardo Molinari of Italy reacts to his tee shot at No. 8 during the final round of the Open Championship. Molinari would birdie the hole during a stretch of play when he had four birdies and a bogey from Nos. 5-9. He would shoot his third 68 of the week to finish tied for seventh at 11 under with Charl Schwartzel of South Africa. (Jon Super / Associated Press)
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American Jimmy Walker and his caddy catch a ride back to the 14th tee box after losing his ball on Sunday at Royal Liverpool. Walker shot one-over 73 -- his only round over par for the Open Championship -- to finish in a tie for 26th at four under. (Andrew Yates / AFP / Getty Images)
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland is on the verge of winning his third major championship at the age of 25 after he shot a four-under-par 68 in the third round of the Open Championship on Saturday. He leads second-place Rickie Fowler by six shots. (Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA)
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Dustin Johnson lines up his putt in front of Rory McIlroy at the 15th green Saturday during the third round of the Open Championship. Johnson started the day four shots behind McIlroy but lost three strokes to the leader with a one-under 71. (Jon Super / Assoicated Press)
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Spectators wearing zebra heads watch the third round of the Open Championship on Saturday at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. (Peter Muhly / AFP / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Rickie Fowler lines up a putt during the third round of the Open Championship on Saturday at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. (Stuart Franklin / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Tiger Woods follows through on his tee shot at No. 4 during the third round of the 143rd Open Championship. Woods shot a one-over 73 on Saturday and trails leader Rory McIlroy by 19 shots. (Paul Ellis / AFP / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Dustin Johnson is framed by tall grass and the gallery as he tees off at No. 13 on Saturday at the Open Championship. (Peter Muhly, AFP / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Rory McIlroy shakes hands with a young fan as he walks to the 18th tee box during the third day of the 143rd Open Championship on Saturday. (Jon Super / Associated Press)
143rd Open Championship
Police watch play at the British Open from the tall grass near the 13th green during the third round of the Open Championship on Saturday in Hoylake, England. (Peter Muhly / AFP / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Gregory Bourdy of France shelters himself from the rain during the third round of the Open Championship on Saturday at Royal Liverpool. (Andrew Yates / AFP / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Rickie Fowler, who pulled into a tie with wire-to-wire leader Rory McIlroy after making seven birdies though 12 holes Saturday, plays out of a bunker on the 17th hole during the third round. He would record his third bogey in four holes to eventually fall six shots behind McIlroy. (Andrew Yates / AFP / Getty Images)
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Rory McIlroy watches his approach shot at No. 17 on Saturday during the third round of the British Open at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. (Peter Muhly / AFP / Getty Images)
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Sergio Garcia of Spain tees off on the 8th hole during the second round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland chases of a pheasant on the 8th green during the second round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (GERRY PENNY / EPA)
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Tiger Woods plays from the rough on the 3rd hole during the second round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (ANDREW YATES / AFP/Getty Images)
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Martin Kaymer of Germany hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Stuart Franklin / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Bubba Watson of the United States chips to the 3rd green during the second round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Tom Pennington / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Luke Donald of England reacts to a missed putt on the 8th green during the second round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Sergio Garcia of Spain celebrates after holing his second shot for an eagle on the second hole during the second round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Andrew Redington / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
England’s Justin Rose miss-hits his tee-shot on the 7thtee during the second round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (GERRY PENNY / EPA)
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Adam Scott of Australia plays a shot off the 14th tee as Justin Rose of England, second right, and Jason Dufner of the US, third left , look along during the second round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Peter Morrison / Associated Press)
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Lee Westwood of England plays out of the bunker onto the 6th green during the second round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Peter Morrison / Associated Press)
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Tiger Woods studies the line of his putt during the second round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / EPA)
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Ernie Els of South Africa walks with Bubba Watson of the United States during the second round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Tom Pennington / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the 16th hole during the first day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club. (Peter Morrison / Associated Press)
143rd Open Championship
Phil Mickelson of the United States hits his 2nd shot on the 3rd hole during the first round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Tiger Woods plays out of a green-side bunker on the 1st hole during the opening round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (PETER MUHLY / AFP/Getty Images)
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Henrik Stenson of Sweden putts on the 13th green during the first round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Matthew Lewis / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland looks on during the first round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Tom Pennington / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Jordan Spieth of the United States hits from a green-side bunker on the 18th hole during the first round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Stuart Franklin / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Tiger Woods tees off on the 4th hole during the first round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Stuart Franklin / Getty Images)
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Marshal Bill Davis displays a golf ball that Rickie Fowler of the United States signed for him after being struck by the ball on the 16th hole during the first round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Stuart Franklin / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Hyung-Sung Kim of Korea plays out of the bunker onto the 18th green during the opening round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Alastair Grant / Associated Press)
143rd Open Championship
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy acknowledges fans with a show of his ball during the opening round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / EPA)
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Tiger Woods of the United States looks on during the first round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Matthew Lewis / Getty Images)
143rd Open Championship
Jordan Spieth of the USA plays a shot out of the rough at the 4th hole on the first day of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (GERRY PENNY / EPA)
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Ian Poulter of England plays a bunker shot on the fifth hole during the first round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. (Stuart Franklin / Getty Images)
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