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July 21 2013

11:58 AM

Mickelson grabs lead with birdie at 17

Phil Mickelson two-putted for birdie on Muirfield's par-5 17th hole to take a two-shot lead in The Open Championship. Mickelson is 2 under par, two shots ahead of Adam Scott and Lee Westwood. Mickelson is 4 under par for Sunday's round after making birdies on 13, 14 and 17.

Mickelson is coming off a win at last week's Scottish Open. He has traditionally struggled in The Open Championship, finishing in the top-10 just twice in 19 appearances. He was runner-up at the 2011 Open Championship, finishing three shots behind Darren Clarke.

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