It was an exhilarating end to an incredible week in Northern Ireland. On Sunday, Shane Lowry held his nerve on the links to win the 148th Open Championship, six-strokes ahead of Tommy Fleetwood.
“What a difference a year makes…”
Lowry began Sunday’s final round with a four-stroke lead. Despite a possible threat from Fleetwood, the Irishman was able to keep focused, dominating the links to earn his first major title. The 32-year-old is now the proud owner of the Claret Jug, a feat that probably didn’t seem possible to him a year ago.
“Golf is a weird sport and you never know what’s around the corner,” Lowry told reporters yesterday. “I sat in the car park in Carnoustie, almost a year ago right to this week, and I cried. Golf wasn’t my friend at the time. It was something that become very stressful and it was weighing on me and I just didn’t like doing it. What a difference a year makes.”
Check out the gear of this year’s champion:
Driver: Srixon Z-585
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M4
Irons: Srixon Z-U85
; Srixon Z-585
, Srixon Z-785
Wedges: Cleveland RTX-4
Putter: Odyssey EXO Stroke Lab 2-Ball
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV Pure White