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Three legends break down the British Open

Updated: August 5, 2013, 10:39 AM ET
By Scott T. Miller | ESPN The Magazine

PEBBLE BEACH? A pitch-and-putt. St. Andrews? Cow pasture. Augusta National? Please. The place has no rough! No, the truest test of major mettle is Scotland's Muirfield Golf Club, host of this year's British Open (July 18-21). Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo and Ernie Els -- with 51 majors among them -- have each tamed Old Tom Morris' design, and no course to host at least five majors since 1953 can boast such a roll call. "Muirfield requires the ...

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