The claret jug was lifted by Shane Lowry on Sunday afternoon at a blustery and wet Portrush Golf Club. The 32-year-old Irish man started the final round as strong favourite after a miraculous third round and he held his nerve to seal the 148th Open Championship.
Last week we did a piece on the Irish Open looking at some of the contenders for the title. We tipped the consistent Lorenzo-Vera as a somewhat outsider to take the trophy. He was in contention and would have finished much higher than tied ninth, if it was not for a formidable final round by Jon Rahm who carded a final round of eight-under par.
The Irish Open is now in full swing – if you can pardon the pun – and after the first round, it is local boy Padraig Harrington who leads the pack by one. Followed by a plethora of European talent, including the likes of Olesen, Paisley, Lorenzo-Vera and more.
Gary Woodland wins the US Open in an extremely surprising performance at Pebble Beach. This was his first major title and what a first major to win. The American held off a tough chasing pack especially that of Brooks Koepka.
History can be made at the 2019 US Open which takes place at Pebble beach. The main focus is on two guys who will battle it out to extend their long list of achievements and move up the list of most titles won.
With the US Open in the periphery of every professional golfer and fan’s vision, the Canadian Open was somewhat of the support act to the main event. However, the Canadian Open was still a tournament that every golfer wanted to win.
There was joy for Sung Kang at the AT&T Byron Nelson after he picked up his first ever PGA title after 159 starts. The 31-year-old South Korean managed to secure victory after making clinching two birdies in three holes during the final round.
On Sunday the world witnessed one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history. There were wild celebrations at the 2019 Masters as Tiger Woods made more history.
The Englishman made history at Palm Harbour as he became the first player to win back to back titles.
Ahead of the Ryder Cup, tensions ran high as Europe looked to regain the trophy following a 17-11 defeat at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in 2016. However, there was no need to worry as Europe gained a measure of revenge over the US, securing a 17 ½ – 10 ½ victory.