He’s done it! Ireland’s Shane Lowry wins #TheOpen at Royal Portrush.


Ireland’s Shane Lowry claimed a first major championship win with a dominant six-shot victory on 15 under par amid raucous scenes at The Open.

Lowry started the celebrations early, his arms aloft as he squeezed through the crowds who swarmed the 18th fairway at Northern Ireland’s Royal Portrush.

Despite a wobble on the first, the 32-year-old held his nerve in the wind and rain to shoot a one-over-par 72.

England’s Tommy Fleetwood briefly threatened but he ended on nine under.

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