Lowry wins Open Championship, Holmes struggles in final round

Lowry wins Open Championship, Holmes struggles in final round
J.B. Holmes rallied in the final holes to win the Genesis Open. (AP)

(WAVE) - Shane Lowry won the Open Championship on Sunday, finishing the four rounds at the Royal Portrush Golf Club at -15, six shots better than runner-up Tommy Fleetwood.

“It’s gonna take a few days. To do it here in Portrush is just even more special,” Lowry said. “Like it is really, it is a dream come true. I didn’t know if I’d ever achieve anything like this and I have and I’m really gonna enjoy it.”

Campbellsville, Kentucky, native J.B. Holmes, the first round leader and second round co-leader with Lowry, had a miserable final day. Holmes hooked his tee shot on one out of bounds and never recovered. It was his first of eight holes where he had a bogey or worse. Holmes shot a final round 87, 16 over par, to finish at +6, tied for 67th.

St. Xavier High School graduate Justin Thomas had five birdies in his final round, but a double bogey on 17 cost him a top 10 finish. He shot a +1 72 today to finish at -3 for the tournament, tied for 11th place.

Tommy Fleetwood finished second to Lowry, at -9, Tony Finau was the top American, finishing third at -7, Brooks Koepka and Lee Westwood were both -6.

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