The Open: Six Knockout - Outstanding Lowry Wins Major Golf Tournament in Northern Ireland
Irish pro Shane Lowry has triumphed at the 148th British Open. The 32-year-old celebrated the first major victory of his career at the traditional tournament at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland.
Lowry won with a total of 269 strokes, in the end he was six strokes ahead of his first pursuers, the Englishman Tommy Fleetwood (275). Third was the American Tony Finau (277).
Already when he came to the 18th hole, Lowry was celebrated by the fans and could not hide his joy over the upcoming victory. Lowry received the "Claret Jug" trophy and $ 1.93 million in prize money for his triumph.
Lowry had set a course record on Saturday's par-71 course with an outstanding 63. On the final day he played a round of 72. Lowry had previously won on the US and four times on the European Tour.
US superstar Tiger Woods, Northern Ireland's local hero Rory McIlroy and the German amateur European champion Matthias Schmid had failed at the endowed with a total of 10.75 million US dollars tournament at the cut.