Headlines from Phil Mickelson's 2013 Open Championship win
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Headlines from Phil Mickelson’s 2013 Open Championship win

In the Internet age, the art of headline writing is a dying one. Clever puns have been replaced by SEO-friendly strings of keywords we're all hopeful the Google algorithm will love, put on the front page of your search and that you'll be lazy enough to click on.

(We're just being real here.)

So, then, we figured it'd be worth writing some headlines that attempt to harken back to when they were written for humans or editors' own edification.

One for the thumbs-up1: Mickelson finally wins the Open Championship

Open and shut: Mickelson close to closing the door on the career Grand Slam

Five is greater than six: Mickelson earns fifth major title at Open Championship

Jug2 for joy: Mickelson shoots 66 to win Open at Muirfield

Ful-phil-ment: Mickelson stuns golf world in taking Claret Jug

Seve-ring ties: Mickelson matches Ballesteros with fifth major title


  • 1 Since the 2010 Masters, the thumbs-up has been Mickelson's go-to form of gallery interaction
  • 2 A play on Mickelson's awful jump after winning the '04 Masters

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Ryan Ballengee

Ryan Ballengee is founder and editor of Golf News Net. He has been writing and broadcasting about golf for over a decade, working for NBC Sports, Golf Channel, Yahoo Sports and SB Nation. Ballengee lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his family. He used to be a good golfer.

Ballengee can be reached by email at ryan[at]thegolfnewsnet.com

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