PGA: Looking Back on a Great Open Championship

The final major was just as exciting as the first three. A fellow countryman won the Open Championship. Shane Lowry won his first major. He won the Open Championship by 6 shots. The player that finished 2nd was Tommy Fleetwood who hasn’t won a major. The final round was moved up an hour because of the weather. Now overseas they play in the rain the wind was the factor today. The weather didn’t get to Lowry.

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The Chase

Top tour players were chasing him like Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler just name a few. Some of the favorites coming into the week didn’t cut. Those were Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Rory McIlroy. Last year champ Francesco Molinari didn’t have a fun week either did Dustin Johnson. Lowry victory ends the Americans dominance over the majors. The last non-American to win a major was Molinari. One of the best things was this was home for Lowry because he is from Ireland.

Most of the tournament as he rose up the leaderboard the crowd loved it. The closest American to the top was not Brooks Koepka it was Tony Finau. Finau has played well all season and has been close in the majors. He was in the group ahead of Tiger Woods when Woods won the Masters. Lowry started his final round with a bogey. Everyone thought this was the pressure getting to him. He had the same lead going into the final round before and lost the tournament.

The Last Major

To wrap up the major schedule in golf all four tournaments were exciting. See that Tiger winning the Masters, Koepka won the PGA, Woodland won the US Open and Lowry winning the Open Championship. This was good for golf and it shows the bright feature that golf has. Golf isn’t over just the four majors are. The new schedule worked out well. The new major schedule works.

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