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Champions tell tales of the Claret Jug

Updated: July 16, 2012, 2:21 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- The silver chalice adorned with all the greatest names in golf is more than just a trophy. It has been a collection area for a bevy of liquid concoctions, a centerpiece for wild celebrations, a symbol of greatness that has traveled the world.

Known as the Claret Jug, its official name is the Golf Champion Trophy, given each year to the winner of the Open Championship, golf's oldest tournament.

When reigning champion Darren Clarke returns the jug ...

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