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TROON, Scotland -- Like many golf fans around the world, Jack Nicklaus was riveted by the final round of The Open on Sunday. Kendall Graveman Jersey . And he believes the play of winner Henrik Stenson and runner-up Phil Mickelson surpassed that of his famed encounter with Tom Watson known as the Duel in the Sun.Our final round was really good, Nicklaus wrote on Facebook,?but theirs was even better.Stenson matched a major championship record by shooting a 63, becoming only the second player to do so in the final round and win.Mickelson, a five-time major champion who won the 2013 Open, stayed mostly shot for shot with Stenson until the end, his bogey-free 65 not enough.I was fortunate to watch every second of todays final round of the Open Championship, and I thought it was fantastic, Nicklaus wrote. Phil Mickelson played one of the best rounds I have ever seen played in The Open and Henrik Stenson just played better -- he played one of the greatest rounds I have ever seen.Stenson, 40, became the first male Swedish golfer to win a major championship and moved to No. 5 in the Official World Golf Ranking.Mickelson, 46, was bidding to become the fourth-oldest major winner and join Nick Faldo and Lee Trevino with six majors. His score of 267 was 11 strokes better than third-place J.B. Holmes?and?would have won 140 of the 145 Opens played.Phil certainly has nothing to be ashamed of because he played wonderfully, Nicklaus wrote. Henrik played well from the beginning to end. He drove the ball well; his iron game was great; his short game was wonderful; and his putting was great. Henrik was simply terrific.To win your first major championship is something special in and of itself, but to do in the fashion Henrik did it in, makes for something very special and incredibly memorable. Im proud of and happy for Henrik.Nicklaus, 76, won The Open three times as part of his 18 major championships. But one of the more memorable tournaments was his 1977 loss to Watson at Turnberry, about 20 miles south of Royal Troon.Watson and Nicklaus had the same score through 54 holes, shooting the same score each round -- including third-round 65s.Grouped again for the final round, Watson shot 65 to Nicklaus 66 in what is considered one of the sports epic showdowns. Nicklaus finished 10 strokes ahead of Hubert Green, who famously quipped afterward: I won the golf tournament. I dont know what game those other guys were playing.Wrote Nicklaus on Sunday: Some in the media have already tried to compare todays final round to 1977 at Turnberry, with Tom Watson and me in what they called the Duel in the Sun. I thought we played great and had a wonderful match.On that day, Tom got me, 65-66. Our final round was really good, but theirs was even better. What a great match today. 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He called the designation inappropriate and offensive and said the practice has been stopped.A mother from the town of Trumbull told the Connecticut Post (http://bit.ly/2denmBG) her sons freshman football team was playing Greenwich on Thursday when the players charged onto the field shouting Hitler. The newspaper reported the signal for the play was an index finger laid across the upper lip.Debbie Levison told the newspaper her son was angry when he came off the field and told her why. When she asked the coach, he confirmed that they use a play named Hitler.My grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins perished at the hands of Hitler, Levison said Friday. My father and mother suffered unspeakable atrocities during the Holocaust. So yes, Im outraged.. Chicago Cubs Jerseys. he newspaper reported the play had been in use for years. Levison said she could not understand how other adults had never intervened.The football team and coaches met Friday with the Connecticut Anti-Defamation League to make sure they understand why it was offensive. Steve Ginsburg, executive director of the group, said he viewed it as a time when education was needed.There was a lack of understanding. This is not a situation where there was any intent to intimidate, or anti-Semitism or anything like that, he said.Levison said the principal and athletic director personally called her to apologize, and they seemed sincere.I think this is symptomatic of the general blurring of lines in our country of what is right and what is wrong, she said.---Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com ' ' ' 
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