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Matthew wins British Open by 3 shots

Updated: August 4, 2009, 1:37 PM ET
Associated Press

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Catriona Matthew won the Women's British Open by three strokes Sunday, capturing her first major title just 10 weeks after giving birth to her second child.

The 39-year-old Scot birdied three straight holes on the back nine to hold her third-round lead. She finished at 1-over 71 for a 3-under 285 total.

"I'm speechless," Matthew said. "To be honest, I didn't play that well today but I holed good putts at the 13th and 14th, which I needed. I never ...

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