SI's Best Shots From the British Open at Royal Birkdale
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Best From the British
Here are our favorite shots from Royal Birkdale taken by SI's photographers: Robert Beck, John Biever and Bob Martin.
Padraig Harrington won his second-straight Claret Jug by four strokes over Ian Poulter.
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John Daly was barely swinging with two hands by the end of the second round. He shot 89 Friday and missed the cut by 20 shots. At 29 over, he tied for the worst two-day total in the field.
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Norman's new wife, tennis great Chris Evert, followed him during each round at Birkdale, and he attributed much of his good play to having her in his life.
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For a moment, David Duval seemed to be returning to his old form, shooting 69 on Friday. He followed that up with a disappointing 83 in the third round and ended the tournament at 16 over par.
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After solid play all week, K.J. Choi drifted out of contention with five-straight bogeys on his front nine in the final round. He ended the tournament at 13 over par.
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Jim Furyk shot 71-71-77-71 to finish seven strokes off the lead, in a tie for fifth place.
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Top amateur Chris Wood received a huge ovation as he walked up the 18th fairway in his first major championship. He finished tied with Furyk at 10 over par.
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Norman couldn't keep his momentum going on Sunday, bogeying the first three holes of the day.
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Harrington's approach into the 18th green on Sunday. He played brilliantly through the final six holes, making birdie on the 13th and 15th and eagle on the 17th.
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Geoff Ogilvy's British Open hopes ended on Friday when he missed the cut.
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Phil Mickelson missed this birdie putt on the 13th hole Friday but shot 68 to make the weekend.
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During the practice rounds early in the week, the 18th hole was a picture of tranquility.
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Norman's last major victory came at the British Open in 1993.
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By Thursday, the weather had taken a turn for the worse. Players, including Retief Goosen, played through rain and wind.
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Fifty-three-year-old Greg Norman unexpectedly played himself into contention, shooting 70 on the first day.
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Rocco Mediate had a strong first-day 69, but fell out of the spotlight in the following days. He ended the tournament T19.
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Angel Cabrera had a rough time of it at Birkdale; he shot consecutive 77s to miss the cut.
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One of the best players without a major remains without a major. Adam Scott finished T16.
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Defending champion Harrington shot a 68 on the second day of play, which included an eagle on the 17th hole.
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"If you ever want to be playing with someone in the last group of an Open, Greg is the perfect guy," Harrington said after winning the Open. "He says good shot when it needs to be said, and he does his own thing, as well. I did say to him coming down 18 that I was sorry it wasn't his story that was going to be told this evening."
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