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Harrington Wins 2nd Straight Brit Open

Irishman beats out Poulter after bogeys blow Norman's lead

(Newser) - Padraig Harrington won his second British Open in a row today, beating out Ian Poulter by four strokes to shoot a final round of 1-under 69 for a three-over total of 283. Greg Norman—the 53-year old Aussie poised to become the oldest major champion in the history of golf—... More »

Norman Grabs 2-Stroke Lead

53-year-old shoots 2-over 72 on windswept day

(Newser) - Greg Norman survived another battering from windswept Royal Birkdale to take a two-stroke lead at the British Open with defending champion Padraig Harrington chasing hard. The 53-year-old, part-time golfer, celebrated the 3-week anniversary of his marriage to Chris Evert by shooting a 2-over 72 on Saturday, the AP reports. More »

Choi Grabs British Lead

Korean at 1-under, a stroke better than rejuvenated Norman

(Newser) - Greg Norman's lead didn't hold up in today's second round of the British Open, with KJ Choi shooting a 3-under-par 67 to snatch the top spot heading into the weekend at Royal Birkdale. The South Korean, at 1-under 139, is the only player in the field under par. Three weeks... More »

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