A year after being reduced to tears by the state of his game at Carnoustie, Shane Lowry claimed his first major title in commanding fashion in the 148th Open at Royal Portrush.
Ireland’s Shane Lowry exorcised the ghosts of Oakmont to claim his first major title in commanding fashion in the 148th Open at Royal Portrush.
Ireland’s Shane Lowry had one hand on the Claret Jug as he defied miserable conditions to close in on a first major title in the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush.
Francesco Molinari signed off his year as Open champion in style with a bogey-free five-under round of 66 at Royal Portrush.
Cloudy and relatively calm conditions greeted the early starters on the final day of The Open at Royal Portrush but the forecast was not so favourable for leader Shane Lowry and his main challengers.
Shane Lowry will be buoyed on by a fervent home crowd as the County Offaly man chases a maiden major title victory at The Open on Sunday.
Three years after taking a four-shot lead into the final round of the US Open, Ireland’s Shane Lowry has the same advantage heading into the last day of the 148th Open after a sensational performance at Royal Portrush.
England’s Lee Westwood continued to roll back the years as he sought an overdue maiden major title in the 148th Open at Royal Portrush.
Former Open champion Henrik Stenson made an early move on day three of The Open but he was not in isolation as the pack behind the overnight leaders began to bunch up at Royal Portrush.
Lucas Glover made the first impact on the third-round Open leaderboard at Royal Portrush to give some encouragement to fellow American and joint leader JB Holmes.
Americans Kyle Stanley and Doc Redman, New Zealander Ryan Fox and South Korean Innchoon Hwang showed there were scoring opportunities on the third day of The Open at Royal Portrush.
Ireland’s Shane Lowry will aim to take a step closer to glory at The Open when he kick-starts the third round as joint leader. Here, PA looks ahead to the third round at Royal Portrush.
Irish star Shane Lowry so nearly secured the lead all to himself at The Open, but had to be content to share with JB Holmes after dropping a shot at the 18th on Friday.
A year after sacking his caddie following his fourth straight missed cut in the Open, Ireland’s Shane Lowry will take a share of the lead – and Rory McIlroy’s fervent support – into the third round of the year’s final major.
A year after sacking his caddie following his fourth straight missed cut in the Open, Ireland’s Shane Lowry will take a share of the lead into the third round of the year’s final major.
Tommy Fleetwood moved into position to succeed Ryder Cup partner Francesco Molinari as Open champion as Tiger Woods headed for an early exit at Royal Portrush.
Tommy Fleetwood moved into contention to succeed Ryder Cup partner Francesco Molinari as Open champion as Tiger Woods tried to avoid an early exit at Royal Portrush.
England’s Tyrrell Hatton made an early move up the leaderboard as Tiger Woods tried to bounce back from his worst opening round in the Open on day two at Royal Portrush.
England’s Tyrrell Hatton made an early move on the second day of The Open at Royal Portrush as he took advantage of favourable conditions.
American JB Holmes will have a fight on his hands to stay top of The Open’s leaderboard when round two gets into swing.
America’s JB Holmes bagged the overnight lead on Thursday with a five-under-par 66 as Royal Portrush hosted The Open for the first time since 1951.