British Open

Champion
Champion
GULLANE, Scotland –  Instead of another excruciating loss in a major championship, Phil Mickelson got a chance to celebrate early. A brilliant closing round at challenging Muirfield made it possible. Mickelson won the claret jug for the first time and his fifth major championship with a 5-under 66 on Sunday, matching the best round of the tournament on a day when the other contenders -- including