Shane Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

The long-awaited go back of the British Open to Northern Eire ended with Shane Lowry conserving the silver claret jug at the Emerald Isle.

Even because the rain stopped, the tears started flowing.

Lowry, the 32-year-old Irishman with stout nerves and a comfortable contact across the vegetables, persevered the worst climate of the week and the Sunday power of a sellout crowd cheering him alongside to win the British Open by way of six photographs.

Ireland's Shane Lowry reacts after making a birdie on the 15th green during the final round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Sunday, July 21, 2019.

Eire’s Shane Lowry reacts after creating a birdie at the 15th inexperienced all the way through the overall spherical of the British Open Golfing Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Eire, Sunday, July 21, 2019.
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He closed with a 1-over 72, the primary time since 1996 that winner was once over par within the ultimate spherical, and it was once no much less spectacular. Tougher than the rain was once wind sturdy sufficient to wreck an umbrella. Lowry started making bogeys at the again 9 of Royal Portrush with out shedding floor.

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In the long run, the result was once by no means unsure. Nobody were given nearer than 3 photographs all day.

Ireland's Shane Lowry lifts his club to celebrate as he wins the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Sunday, July 21, 2019.

Eire’s Shane Lowry lifts his membership to have fun as he wins the British Open Golfing Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Eire, Sunday, July 21, 2019.
(AP Picture/Peter Morrison)

And 1000’s who stuffed those hyperlinks off the North Atlantic may just sense it when Lowry, after his fourth bogey in seven holes, rolled in an Eight-foot birdie putt at the 15th hollow to stretch his result in six photographs over Tommy Fleetwood.

When his technique to the 18th was once simply at the fringe, he smiled widely and stretched out his palms, hugging caddie Bo Martin. The loudest cheer of a loud week was once for a tap-in par that made Lowry a significant champion.

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Fleetwood needed to accept his 2d runner-up end in a significant. He closed with a 74. Stipulations have been so rugged that no person from the closing 12 teams that teed off within the ultimate spherical broke par.

Ireland's Shane Lowry lifts his club to celebrate as he wins the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Sunday, July 21, 2019.

Eire’s Shane Lowry lifts his membership to have fun as he wins the British Open Golfing Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Eire, Sunday, July 21, 2019.
(AP Picture/Peter Morrison)

Brooks Koepka, who began seven photographs in the back of, started with 4 directly bogeys and shot 74 to tie for fourth.

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Royal Portrush needed to wait 68 years for some other shot at web hosting golfing’s oldest championship. Lowry made it well worth the wait. So sturdy is make stronger of the Irish golfing group that Padraig Harrington of Eire and Graeme McDowell waited for Lowry when he completed.

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