In what was a wonderful edition of the British Open, Shane Lowry deservedly came away with the trophy, fending off Tommy Fleetwood.
Irishman Lowry held off the Englishman by an incredible six-shot margin as he managed to hold his nerve and watch his rivals slip away at the business end of the tournament.
Such was Lowry‘s dominance on the final day, he was at one point 18 under, a score only ever finished on by Tiger Woods back in the 2000 edition at St Andrew’s.
An Irishman’s victory at Royal Portrush, in Northern Ireland, could have been presumed to have potential to cause antagonism among the local crowd.
However, if anything, since Lowry was clearly cheered on from the start and throughout his incredible tournament to pick up his inaugural major title, he seemingly, single-handedly, united a nation with a turbulent past and an uncertain future due to Brexit.
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