The Open: Highlights from Shane Lowry's major win at Royal Portrush
By Ali Stafford at Royal Portrush
Last Updated: 21/07/19 7:12pm
Shane Lowry claimed a breakthrough major victory with at The 148th Open, where he produced a number of memorable highlights on his way to a six-shot win.
The Irishman took a four-shot lead into Sunday at Royal Portrush and never lost his advantage during a wet and windy final round, with a one-over 72 extending his cushion on the final day.
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Lowry holed a six-footer to salvage a bogey at the first and posted back-to-back birdies from the third, before picking up another shot on the par-five seventh to go six clear.
Three bogeys in a four-hole stretch around the turn briefly reduced his lead to four when playing partner Fleetwood birdied the par-five 12th, before Lowry cancelled out a bogey at the 14th with a birdie at the next to give himself a commanding cushion over the closing stretch.
With record crowds cheering him on, Lowry then parred the last three holes - tapping in from close-range at the last - to be crowned Champion Golfer of the Year.
Click on the video above to watch highlights from Shane Lowry's winning round!