Shane Lowry Wins Emotional First British Open

Posted by on July 21, 2019  /   Posted in golf reviews

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland – This time, Shane Lowry held on to a big championship lead.

Lowry, a 32-year-old Irishman with a thick beard and an easy smile, won the British Open with six strokes in Royal Portrush on Sunday, despite gusts of wind and often heavy rain

His umbrella collapsed in a stage on the front nine in, but Lowry never did the same on a challenging afternoon when even par was a decent performance

His final round of 72 allowed him to finish at 15 under par and round the first British Open to be played played on the island of Ireland since 1951. It is Lowry & # 39; s first major win and only his second PGA Tour win, are others who arrived at the World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational in 2015.

In 2016, Lowry also held a lead of four shots in the last round of the United States Open at Oakmont Country Club but struggled to take the pressure, shoot a six-over-par 76 and finish secondbehind the champion, Dustin Johnson.

Three years later he started the final round in Portrush with a four-stroke lead over English golfer Tommy Fleetwood.

But Fleetwood could never get closer than three strokes of Lowry on Sunday. Although Lowry had his tense moments, including a series of three bogeys in four holes, he stabilized his playing on the closing holes. He birdied the 15th to give himself a six-stroke cushion over Fleetwood.

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