Irish golfer lowry triumphs at british open

Irish golfer lowry triumphs at british open

The irean shane lowry, to the deafening cheers of thousands of golf fans, has overwhelmingly won the 148th hole. British open won in northern ireland. The 32-year-old celebrated the biggest success of his career at the world’s oldest golf championship.

Lowry played a final-day round of 72 at royal portrush golf club and triumphed with a total score of 269, ahead of englishman tommy fleetwood (275) and american tony finau (277). For his first major win, lowry received and a prize purse of about 1.93 million U.S. Dollars.

At the award ceremony on the 18. Grun lowry held out the silver "claret jug" trophy to the enthusiastic fans. "I don’t know what to say," lowry replied in a trance-stifled voice. "I have to thank so many people. Without them I would definitely not be here today. My mother and father have sacrificed so much for me and I am so happy that I can give them this trophy tonight."

68 years after the last british open was played in northern ireland, the par 71 course on the coast was in the mood for a folk festival. Lowry’s nervousness was evident at the start of the final round despite a four-stroke lead. On the very first hole, he suffered a stroke loss with a bogey. But the irishman, who grew up in the small town of mulligar, 270 kilometers away, quickly regained control of his game and moved inexorably toward victory.

He couldn’t control his nerves at the US open three years ago: in 2016, he also started the final round with a four-stroke lead – but he gave up what could have been his first major victory.

Before the thousands of spectators could cheer the success of their hero lowry, they had to deal with a small shock on friday. Local hero and crowd favorite rory mcilroy was eliminated early despite a terrific come-from-behind performance. Four-time major winner from holywood showed fighting qualities on his home course after disgraceful opening round of 79. In the end, however, the 30-year-old missed the cut by one stroke.

U.S. Superstar tiger woods fared no better at the $10.75 million tournament. The 43-year-old american was served after the premature out. "This is more frustrating than anything else, because i love this major so much," the longtime number one in the world commented on his weak performance. The rough weather on the coast did not do the 15-time major champion’s loaded back any good.

After the second day, german amateur european champion matthias schmid was even one stroke better than his idol woods – but even the regensburg native failed to make the cut. Nevertheless, the 21-year-old was satisfied with his british-open premiere. The student, who is studying finance at the college in louisville, was particularly pleased about two trophies: he proudly posted the two photos with his idols woods and mcilroy on instagram.

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