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Major slayer Brooks Koepka also made his mark with another historic performance, despite finishing in a tie for fourth place. Heading into the final round of The Open Championship four shots ahead of the field, Lowry had his ups and downs but finished strong to claim his first major title. Battling not only the pressure of the moment, Lowry overcame brutal conditions on the course that included pouring rain that came down sideways, and heavy wind throughout the day. A player who has been knocking on the door for a few years now, he seemed to draw on the experience of finishing second at the U. Open, despite leading by four heading into that final round. He did finish in second place, after all, matching his previous best in a major championship. However, the simple fact is that he had a chance to push Lowry to the limit, and instead he went the other way due to a plethora of poor shots and the failure of his normally reliable putter.
Conversions via XE. Full purse info can be found at GolfChannel. Molinari, last year's winner, has not been at his best since his fifth-place finish at the Masters. The Italian began the final round in the lead at Augusta, but poor execution in that round saw him drop down the standings and opened the door for Tiger Woods ' triumph. Since then, he's finished outside of the top 15 in consecutive majors. Despite his struggles, he's looking forward to the week:.
The weather sent scores way over par, but Shane Lowry was able to battle both the inclement conditions at Royal Portrush and the nerves of closing out his first major championship as he shot a final round score of 72 to win the Open Championship by six strokes. Lowry's win will ultimately be remembered as much for his Saturday effort than his final round, as the Irishman thrilled the local fans with a third-round 63 that broke The Open's hole scoring record. The energy and adoration was still there for Lowry on Sunday, but the cushion he had established left room for a few bogeys that were understandable given the conditions. Among the final 12 groups, no one finished only par and the best scores, from Tony Finau and Patrick Reed, were 71s. High winds picked up as the morning turned to afternoon, pushing balls off course and making it nearly impossible to be consistent hitting fairways and greens. Only 15 players total finished under par with Open Champion Francesco Molinari posting the round of the day with a 66 on Sunday morning.
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Ireland's Lowry secured an emphatic six-shot victory, the biggest winning margin for nine years, to claim his maiden major on home soil, with a partisan crowd roaring him home from the very first tee. But on top of the Claret Jug and the honour of joining the two exclusive clubs of major and Open winners, the Lowry family will have just become a whole lot richer. - The Open Championship , often referred to as The Open , or the British Open is the oldest golf tournament in the world, and one of the most prestigious. Since the PGA Championship moved to May in , the Open has been chronologically the fourth and final major tournament of the year.