Rory McIlroy throws his ball into the crowd in celebration of his 2014 Open Championship

The Open 2014: Rory McIlroy overcomes hecklers to win third major

McIlroy ejected one spectator who has been heckling him for 16 holes but he did not ignore the boy on purpose

Rory McIlroy is congratulated by his mother, Rose, on the 18th green. ‘I was trying not to cry,’ he said

The Open 2014: Rory McIlroy 'happy I got enough of a cushion as a lot of guys were coming at me’

The Northern Irishman saw his six-shot lead in the morning cut down to two-strokes but he managed to hold on to win his third major

Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler stand with their awards for joint second place

The Open 2014: Brave Sergio Garcia falls just short after taking up challenge

Spaniard finishes Open runner-up again but is proud of how he pushed McIlroy

Rory McIlroy and the Claret Jug

The Open 2014: Masterful Rory McIlroy triumphs at Royal Liverpool to win his third major

Northern Irishman sees off Garcia and Fowler by two shots

Rory McIlroy watches his shot from the 1st tee today

The Open 2014 leaderboard: Sergio Garcia emerges to threaten Rory McIlroy lead

Northern Irishman is bidding to win his third major

Tiger Woods looks on at the 18th hole on Sunday

The Open 2014: Tiger Woods' worrying fade-out puts his Ryder Cup place at risk

Former world No 1 finished 3-over par at Royal Liverpool

Fans’ favourite Sergio Garcia has long since won the hearts of spectators but there no prizes for popularity

The Opens 2014: Sergio Garcia looks set to wait a little longer for his turn

The Spaniard has yet to win a major and his 63rd attempt looks doomed by McIlroy’s form

Tiger Woods struggled on day three at the Open

The Open 2014: Toothless Tiger Woods struggles to get back in swing

Former world Number One has not been at his best since returning from back surgery

Lost in thought: Darren Clarke, who carded a 67 to take him to joint 12th, weighs up his options during the third round

The Open 2014: Darren Clarke feels momentum returning

Fitter and slimmer than he has been for a long time, the Northern Irishman moved up the leaderboard with a 67

Rory McIlroy praised the decision to have a two-tee start time for the third round of the Open

The Open 2014: Rory McIlroy praises 'great decision' made by the R&A after they implement two-tee start time to avoid heavy thunderstorms

McIlroy flourished on day three at Royal Liverpool to take a six shot lead ino the final round

Bob Torrance (L) with his son Sam (R)

Bob Torrance dead: Golf coach and father of Ryder Cup winning captain Sam Torrance has died, aged 82

The 2002 Ryder Cup captain confirmed his father, who helped lead Padraig Harrington to two Open Championship titles, had died peacefully in his sleep

Rory McIlroy delights the packed stands with a scintillating second shot at the 18th

The Open 2014 leaderboard: Rory McIlroy soars ahead on the wings of eagles

Northern Irishman takes six-stroke lead into today’s final round after threes at the 16th and 18th snuff out dogged challenge of Fowler, writes Kevin Garside at Royal Liverpool

Justin Rose brings in the harvest as he plays out of the rough at the seventh yesterday

The Open 2014: Justin Rose leads English challenge in bitter battle with the elements

The Scottish Open champion finished on two under par

Caroline Wozniacki shared a photo of herself in high heels on Instagram

The Open Diary: Caroline Wozniacki puts on her high heels and takes veiled dig at ex Rory McIlroy

He may have enjoyed the adulation of thousands at Hoylake, but it didn’t go all to plan for Rory McIlroy, after his ex, Caroline Wozniacki, gave him a thinly veiled ribbing over his height issue.

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The Open 2014: Liverpool supporter George Coetzee’s birthday surprise

Title contender hoping for 'a couple of season tickets' to Anfield if he wins the tournament

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