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The Open 2019 result: Shane Lowry wins title with six-shot victory to seal famous first major championship

Re-live the action from the final day at the 148th Open Championship as Ireland’s very own Shane Lowry stormed to victory at a rain-sodden Royal Portrush

Michael Jones
Royal Portrush
,Tom Kershaw@trlkershaw
Sunday 21 July 2019 18:09
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The Open Championship in numbers

Shane Lowry captured the imagination of his Irish fans with a stunning victory to win The Open Championship and clinch his first major title.

The 32-year-old hails from Clara some 160 miles south of Royal Portrush across the border, and enjoyed a passionate and ferocious support from a partisan crowd who roared him home from start to finish amid one of the greatest atmospheres ever witnessed in Open history.

Only on the first hole did Lowry look in trouble as he began his round with a bogey, giving Tommy Fleetwood a sniff of a challenge, but from there on no one was able to get close to the Irishman and he eventually held off his English playing partner to claim a six-shot victory and spark wild celebrations on the 18th green.

Fleetwood clinched his joint-best finish in a major but rued what could have been after failing to take his chances early on, while Tony Finau rose through the leaderboard with a supreme par round of 71 in tdreadful conditions to take third place. Re-live the action below.

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What time does it start?

Ashton Turner gets the day underway at 7:32am, with the final pairing beginning at 1:47pm.

Where can I watch it?

The fourth round will be shown entirely on Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event from 7:30am. Highlights will be shown on BBC Two at 8pm.

Sunday tee times

7:32am – Ashton Turner

7:42am – Shubhankar Sharma (Ind), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thi)

7:52am – Eddie Pepperell, Nino Bertasio (Ita)

8:02am – Paul Waring, Thorbjorn Olesen (Den)

8:12am – Jason Kokrak (USA), Branden Grace (Rsa)

8:22am – Jim Furyk (USA), Callum Shinkwin

8:32am – Kevin Streelman (USA), Bubba Watson (USA)

8:42am – Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Kyle Stanley (USA)

8:57am – Paul Casey, Benjamin Hebert (Fra)

9:07am – Adam Hadwin (Can), Matt Wallace

9:17am – Francesco Molinari (Ita), Thomas Pieters (Bel)

9:27am – Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Andrew Wilson

9:37am – Yosuke Asaji (Jap), Steward Cink (USA)

9:47am – Joost Luiten (Ned), Doc Redman (USA)

9:57am – Innchoon Hwang (Kor), Ryan Fox (Aus)

10:07am – Yuki Inamori (Jap), Charley Hoffman (USA)

10:17am – Lucas Bjerregaard (Den), Ernie Els (Rsa)

10:32am – Aaron Wise (USA), Lucas Glover (USA)

10:42am – Patrick Cantlay (USA), Sergio Garcia (Spa)

10:52am – Mikko Korhonen (Fin), Dustin Johnson (USA)

11:02am – Rory Sabbatini (Slo), Robert MacIntyre (Sco)

11:12am – Romain Langaque (Fra), Kevin Kisner (USA)

11:22am – Tom Lewis, Graeme McDowell (Nir)

11:32am – Justin Harding (Rsa), Erik van Rooyen (Rsa)

11:42am – Tyrrell Hatton, Webb Simpson (USA)

11:52am – Byeong Hun-am (Kor), Matthew Fitzpatrick

12:07pm – Patrick Reed (USA), Justin Thomas (USA)

12:17pm – Sang Hyun-park (Kor), Russell Knox (Sco)

12:27pm – Xander Schauffele (USA), Cameron Smith (Aus)

12:37pm – Andrew Putnam (USA), Dylan Frittelli (Rsa)

12:47pm – Matt Kuchar (USA), Alex Noren (Swe)

12:57pm – Henrik Stenson (Swe), Jordan Spieth (USA)

1:07pm – Tony Finau (USA), Jon Rahm (Spa)

1:17pm – Danny Willett, Lee Westwood

1:27pm – Rickie Fowler (USA), Justin Rose

1:37pm – Brooks Koepka (USA), JB Holmes (USA)

1:47pm – Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry (Ire)

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Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of the final round at The Open, which gets underway imminently as Irishman Shane Lowry looks to defend a four-shot lead to claim his first major on home soil.

It was a famous day at Royal Portrush on Saturday as Lowry broke the course record with a supreme eight-under-par round of 63, giving him a healthy lead over his nearest challenger in Tommy Fleetwood. The pair will head out last at 1:47pm, though tee times have already been brought forward by an hour due to the threat of bad weather and rain and high winds are expected throughout today's round.

With Ashton Turner set to get the round underway at 7:32am, let's not waste any time as the fourth and final round of th1 148th Open Championship begins.

Jack de Menezes21 July 2019 07:29
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Here's today's altered tee times for the final day at The Open:

7:32am – Ashton Turner

7:42am – Shubhankar Sharma (Ind), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thi)

7:52am – Eddie Pepperell, Nino Bertasio (Ita)

8:02am – Paul Waring, Thorbjorn Olesen (Den)

8:12am – Jason Kokrak (USA), Branden Grace (Rsa)

8:22am – Jim Furyk (USA), Callum Shinkwin

8:32am – Kevin Streelman (USA), Bubba Watson (USA)

8:42am – Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Kyle Stanley (USA)

8:57am – Paul Casey, Benjamin Hebert (Fra)

9:07am – Adam Hadwin (Can), Matt Wallace

9:17am – Francesco Molinari (Ita), Thomas Pieters (Bel)

9:27am – Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa), Andrew Wilson

9:37am – Yosuke Asaji (Jap), Steward Cink (USA)

9:47am – Joost Luiten (Ned), Doc Redman (USA)

9:57am – Innchoon Hwang (Kor), Ryan Fox (Aus)

10:07am – Yuki Inamori (Jap), Charley Hoffman (USA)

10:17am – Lucas Bjerregaard (Den), Ernie Els (Rsa)

10:32am – Aaron Wise (USA), Lucas Glover (USA)

10:42am – Patrick Cantlay (USA), Sergio Garcia (Spa)

10:52am – Mikko Korhonen (Fin), Dustin Johnson (USA)

11:02am – Rory Sabbatini (Slo), Robert MacIntyre (Sco)

11:12am – Romain Langaque (Fra), Kevin Kisner (USA)

11:22am – Tom Lewis, Graeme McDowell (Nir)

11:32am – Justin Harding (Rsa), Erik van Rooyen (Rsa)

11:42am – Tyrrell Hatton, Webb Simpson (USA)

11:52am – Byeong Hun-am (Kor), Matthew Fitzpatrick

12:07pm – Patrick Reed (USA), Justin Thomas (USA)

12:17pm – Sang Hyun-park (Kor), Russell Knox (Sco)

12:27pm – Xander Schauffele (USA), Cameron Smith (Aus)

12:37pm – Andrew Putnam (USA), Dylan Frittelli (Rsa)

12:47pm – Matt Kuchar (USA), Alex Noren (Swe)

12:57pm – Henrik Stenson (Swe), Jordan Spieth (USA)

1:07pm – Tony Finau (USA), Jon Rahm (Spa)

1:17pm – Danny Willett, Lee Westwood

1:27pm – Rickie Fowler (USA), Justin Rose

1:37pm – Brooks Koepka (USA), JB Holmes (USA)

1:47pm – Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry (Ire)

Jack de Menezes21 July 2019 07:46
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Weather Update

We're expecting rainfall today at Portrush, probably in the afternoon when the leaders head out onto the course, winds could reach up to 35mph, but are expected to be in the region of 20mph regardless.

"I know it's going to rain," said Shane Lowry. "I know it's going to be difficult at times and I have just have to try and shoot the best score I can."

Michael Jones21 July 2019 07:51
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Game no. 3 is just getting under way, Eddie Pepperell (+5) and Nino Bertasio (+5) are the pairing. They both find the left edge of the fairway wit their drives.

On the green Shubhankar Sharma (+6) misses his putt for par. He'll drop to (+7).

Michael Jones21 July 2019 07:57
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With conditions today set to be the most difficult of the week, it'll take a special round from someone to reel Shane Lowry in from his four-shot lead. 

Yesterday was all about the Irishman who set a record breaking round of 63: 

Michael Jones21 July 2019 08:01
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Five players have completed the first hole today. There's already been four bogeys. Only Ashton Turner (+7) in the first group of the day managed par.

Paul Waring (+5) and Thorbjorn Olesen (+4) are next up on the first, let's see if they can do any better.

Michael Jones21 July 2019 08:08
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That'll do. Kiradech Aphibarnrat (+4) makes up for his bogey on the first by making a three on the par-5 second for eagle!

Shubhankar Sharma (+6) his playing partner, makes a birdie as well. 

Michael Jones21 July 2019 08:09
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They can do better. Waring (+3) makes the first birdie on the opening hole of the final round with Olesen (+4) settling for par.

Jason Kokrak (+4) and Branden Grace (+3) get their rounds started with drives into the fairway on the first. 

Michael Jones21 July 2019 08:15
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A quiet but consistent opening two rounds were rewarded for Danny Willett yesterday, who shot a brilliant round of 65 to send him to (-7) for the tournament:

Michael Jones21 July 2019 08:19
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Leaderboard Update:

Here's a look at the top of the leaderboard from overnight. Lowry and Fleetwood tee off at 1:47pm today, you'd think it would have be one of those two to lift the Claret Jug at the end of the day but this is The Open and anything can happen.

Lowry -16

Fleetwood -12

Holmes -10

Koepka -9

Rose -9

Fowler -8

Westwood -8

Michael Jones21 July 2019 08:23

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