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Golf: Mickelson grabs golf history, equaling record-low 63

Golf - British Open - Phil Mickelson of the U.S. reacts after a missed birdie putt on the 18th green during the first round - Royal Troon, Scotland, Britain - 14/07/2016. REUTERS/Craig Brough
Golf - British Open - Phil Mickelson of the U.S. reacts after a missed birdie putt on the 18th green during the first round - Royal Troon, Scotland, Britain - 14/07/2016. REUTERS/Craig Brough

By Larry King

TROON, Scotland (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson grabbed a piece of golf history at the British Open on Thursday, capturing a share of the record for the lowest score in a major championship -- and coming within fractions of an inch of taking the record outright.

Aided by birdies on 10, 14, 16 and 17 on Royal Troon's dangerous back nine, Mickelson posted a final score of 63, equaling the record low for majors. He had a curling 15-foot putt for birdie on 18 that would have given him a 62, but the ball circled the hole and then came to rest just outside it.

(Reporting by Larry King)

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