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2004 British Open
Recap and Scores for the 2004 British Open Golf Tournament

Played at Royal Troon in Scotland, the 2004 British Open was Phil Mickelson's best chance to date to win this tournament, a tourney in which he does not have a strong history.

Mickelson played the last three rounds in 66, 68, 68, a very strong close. But he had started slowly in the first round with a 73, and in the end Mickelson finished one stroke out of a playoff.

The two golfers who got into that playoff were Ernie Els and Todd Hamilton. Hamilton was a relatively unknown player who gave the clubs known as hybrids a big boost by using them throughout this championship from the fringe and from those British Open runups that are so famous.

Hamilton was one stroke clear of Els on the 72nd hole. Els had a birdie putt to win the Claret Jug, but the putt came up short. Then Hamilton managed to save bogey, which dropped him from the title but kept him in a playoff.

After three playoff holes Hamilton was again one ahead of Els, and again Els had a birdie putt, one that could even it up again. But again Els missed, and this time, rather than bogeying, Hamilton parred to win the Open Championship.

2004 British Open Scores
Scores and earnings from the 2004 British Open, played on the Old Course at Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland (a-amateur; p-won playoff):

p-Todd Hamilton 71-67-67-69--274 $1,348,270
Ernie Els 69-69-68-68--274 $805,218
Phil Mickelson 73-66-68-68--275 $514,965
Lee Westwood 72-71-68-67--278 $393,246
Thomas Levet 66-70-71-72--279 $298,679
Davis Love 72-69-71-67--279 $298,679
Scott Verplank 69-70-70-71--280 $220,030
Retief Goosen 69-70-68-73--280 $220,030
Mike Weir 71-68-71-71--281 $167,597
Tiger Woods 70-71-68-72--281 $167,597
Darren Clarke 69-72-73-68--282 $129,833
Mark Calcavecchia 72-73-69-68--282 $129,833
Skip Kendall 69-66-75-72--282 $129,833
Barry Lane 69-68-71-75--283 $105,801
Stewart Cink 72-71-71-69--283 $105,801
KJ Choi 68-69-74-73--284 $88,012
Justin Leonard 70-72-71-71--284 $88,012
Joakim Haeggman 69-73-72-70--284 $88,012
Kenny Perry 69-70-73-72--284 $88,012
Bob Estes 73-72-69-71--285 $71,346
Gary Evans 68-73-73-71--285 $71,346
Michael Campbell 67-71-74-73--285 $71,346
Paul Casey 66-77-70-72--285 $71,346
Vijay Singh 68-70-76-71--285 $71,346
Colin Montgomerie 69-69-72-76--286 $60,391
Ian Poulter 71-72-71-72--286 $60,391
Jyoti Randhawa 73-72-70-72--287 $54,305
Takashi Kamiyama 70-73-71-73--287 $54,305
Rod Pampling 72-68-74-73--287 $54,305
Mark O'Meara 71-74-68-75--288 $45,878
Shigeki Maruyama 71-72-74-71--288 $45,878
Bo Van Pelt 72-71-71-74--288 $45,878
David Toms 71-71-74-72--288 $45,878
Nick Price 71-71-69-77--288 $45,878
Keiichiro Fukabori 73-71-70-74--288 $45,878
Kim Felton 73-67-72-77--289 $35,111
Tetsuji Hiratsuka 70-74-70-75--289 $35,111
Stuart Appleby 71-70-73-75--289 $35,111
Tjaart Van der Walt 70-73-72-74--289 $35,111
Steve Lowery 69-73-75-72--289 $35,111
Hunter Mahan 74-69-71-75--289 $35,111
Andrew Oldcorn 73-70-71-76--290 $27,714
Adam Scott 73-68-74-75--290 $27,714
Charles Howell 75-70-72-73--290 $27,714
Trevor Immelman 69-74-71-76--290 $27,714
Kenneth Ferrie 68-74-73-75--290 $27,714
Alastair Forsyth 68-74-79-70--291 $22,404
Mathias Gronberg 70-74-73-74--291 $22,404
Miguel Jimenez 74-71-71-75--291 $22,404
Jerry Kelly 75-70-73-73--291 $22,404
Paul Bradshaw 75-67-72-77--291 $22,404
Shaun Micheel 70-72-70-79--291 $22,404
Sean Whiffin 73-72-71-75--291 $22,404
Raphael Jacquelin 72-72-73-75--292 $19,755
Steve Flesch 75-70-70-77--292 $19,755
Ignacio Garrido 71-74-72-75--292 $19,755
Carl Pettersson 68-77-74-74--293 $19,100
James Kingston 73-72-74-74--293 $19,100
Paul McGinley 69-76-75-73--293 $19,100
Paul Broadhurst 71-74-72-77--294 $18,538
Gary Emerson 70-71-76-77--294 $18,538
Brad Faxon 74-68-73-79--294 $18,538
Mark Foster 71-72-76-77--296 $18,070
Chris DiMarco 71-71-78-76--296 $18,070
a-Stuart Wilson 68-75-77-76--296  
Marten Olander 68-74-78-77--297 $17,696
Rory Sabbatini 71-72-73-81--297 $17,696
Martin Erlandsson 73-70-77-78--298 $17,321
Paul Wesselingh 73-72-76-77--298 $17,321
Bob Tway 76-68-73-82--299 $17,040
Christian Cevaer 70-74-74-82--300 $16,759
Rich Beem 69-73-77-81--300 $16,759
Sandy Lyle 70-73-81-79--303 $16,478

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