Ireland's Shane Lowry lifted his club to celebrate as he won the British Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland on Sunday.

Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

The outcome was never in doubt to just about everyone but Shane Lowry.

Column: Tears of a father for his champion son at Open

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Benson Lowry, the father of Ireland's Shane Lowry, beamed as he held up the Claret Jug trophy on the 18th green after his son won the British Open at
Brendan Lowry thought his son might one day play in front of thousands of screaming fans at Croke Park in Dublin, where he and his two brothers helped lead his team to victory in the 1982 Gaelic football championships. He had a footballer's build, after all, and the game was the family's sport.

'Oh, Tommy': Fleetwood fails to mount challenge to Lowry

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England's Tommy Fleetwood hit his tee shot on the fifth hole during the final round of the British Open on Sunday.
The rain was verging on torrential, the putts weren't dropping, and Tommy Fleetwood was looking thoroughly miserable on the most remote part of the soggy Dunluce Links.
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Lee Westwood acknowledged the crowd after getting a birdie on the fourth green during the third round.

Westwood has up-and-down round at British Open

Lee Westwood's relaxed approach to the British Open had its ups and downs on Saturday — up to the top of leaderboard on the front nine and down a rabbit hole on the back.
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1:40pm

Bad weather leads to some high scores at British Open

Rain is no stranger to the British Open. Wet and windy weather is pretty common in Northern Ireland, too.
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12:15pm

The Latest: Shane Lowry wins British Open by 6 strokes

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July 21

Alex Kline takes one-shot clubhouse lead in State Open

Alex Kline of Troy Burne Golf Course was the clubhouse leader of the MGA State Open Championship.
Martin Kaymer, of Germany, looks at his name on top of the leaderboard on the second hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in
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July 21
Brooks Koepka of the United States acknowledges the crowd after saving parr on the 12th green during the third round of the British Open Golf Champion

Column: Even 7 shots back, Brooks Koepka is lurking at Open

Brooks Koepka doesn't need to reach too far back in the memory bank to know how precarious a big lead can be. He nearly gave away his last major just two months ago after leading by seven shots going into the final round of the PGA Championship.
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July 21

Day 3 at the British Open

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July 20
American stars Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele talked on the 16th hole Saturday.

Schauffele goes after R&A for handling of failed driver test

Xander Schauffele was still running hot Saturday in the British Open, and it had nothing to do with a 69 that left him 11 shots out of the lead at Royal Portrush.
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July 20
England's Tommy Fleetwood reacted after putting on the sixth green during the third round.

Challenge accepted: Fleetwood out to ruin Lowry's big day

Only one player can realistically prevent the biggest golfing party ever seen on the Emerald Isle from exploding into life at Royal Portrush on Sunday.
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July 20

16-year-old Preston Summerhays wins US Junior Amateur

Preston Summerhays won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship on Saturday, beating Bo Jin of China 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final at Inverness Club.
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July 20

Helped by Trump's putting advice, Herman leads Barbasol

Helped by President Donald Trump's putting advice, Jim Herman had two eagles in a 10-under 62 to maintain a one-stroke lead Saturday in the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship.
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July 20
Ireland's Shane Lowry chips onto the 5th greenduring the third round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Sat

Shane Lowry builds 4-shot lead in British Open

The noise was unlike anything Shane Lowry had ever heard on a golf course, no surprise at the first British Open in these parts in 68 years and an Irishman atop the leaderboard at Royal Portrush.
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July 20

Clanton, Suwannapura win LPGA Tour team event

Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura ran away with the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational on Saturday, shooting an 11-under 59 in best-ball play for a six-stroke victory.
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July 20
Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell plays his tee shot on the 8th hole during the third round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush

The Latest: Lowry builds 4-shot lead in British Open

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July 20
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy waves after completing his second round of the British Open

Lowry, Holmes share Open lead as McIlroy leaves with cheers

Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his final hole at Royal Portrush in the British Open.
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July 19

Winona State golfer Madsen leads Minnesota State Open by three

Brady Madsen of Olivia Golf Club shot a 7-under 65 on Friday for a three-stroke lead after the first round.
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July 19

Following Trump's orders, Herman takes Barbasol lead

Jim Herman took the Barbasol Championship lead — with some help from President Donald Trump.
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July 19

British Open Round 3 tee times

The final pairing - Shane Lowry and J.B. Holmes - tees off at 9:50 a.m.
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July 19

Clanton, Suwannapura team to take 5-shot lead in Midland

Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura shot a 7-under 63 in alternate-shot play Friday to open a five-stroke lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's first-year team event.
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July 19

McDowell makes the cut before home crowd at Royal Portrush

Graeme McDowell knows pressure, from delivering the winning point for Europe in the Ryder Cup to winning the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. All he was trying to do Friday in the British Open was make the cut.
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July 19

'I literally don't care': Westwood back in mix at the majors

Lee Westwood is back for another shot at erasing his "nearly man" tag in the majors.
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July 19

McIlroy's salvage operation falls just short at British Open

Rory McIlroy's salvage operation began as a quest to regain respectability. Keeping his ball in play off the first tee was a good way to start.
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July 19

Key hole at British Open

A look at the key hole Friday in the second round of the British Open:
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July 19

The Latest: McIlroy makes a late charge with 65

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July 19

Spieth back to playing some good golf at British Open

Jordan Spieth knows he can win the big ones. Perhaps that's why he saves his best golf for them.
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July 19
Tom Lehman at the 2012 British Open

One final British Open: Lehman tears up as he ends farewell round

Minnesota-born Tom Lehman took a final walk up the 18th hole in the British Open, his son on the bag and a few tears in his eyes.
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July 19
JB Holmes of the US plays off the 5th tee during the first round of the British Open

British Open back at Royal Portrush and puts on quite a show

The Open returned to Royal Portrush after a 68-year absence and made up for lost time with an unusual amount of theater on Thursday, ranging from ugly scores to beautiful shots.
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July 18

Pressel, Creamer tied for lead in LPGA Tour team event

Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer shot a best-ball 6-under 64 on Thursday for a share of the second-round lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's first-year team event.
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July 18
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy reacts after hitting his tee shot on the 1st hole into the long rough during the first round of the British Open

Column: McIlroy fizzles in home Open debut

The opening tee shot Rory McIlroy could live with, even after it went out of bounds and shattered the screen of a woman's mobile phone. He had, after all, spent the last five years anticipating a homecoming like no other and the first shot was always going to be a battle between muscle memory, nerves and the wind that blows off the North Atlantic coast.
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July 18
Tiger Woods plays from the 9th fairway during the first round of the British Open

The usual crowd support saw an unusual score for Woods

The excitement that always surrounds Tiger Woods even brought out the hired help near the fourth hole at Royal Portrush.
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July 18

J.T. Poston shoots 62 to take 1-shot lead in Barbasol

J.T. Poston shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship.
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July 18

Holmes makes a return visit to Royal Portrush

The strangest weather J.B. Holmes ever experienced was at Royal Portrush.
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July 18

Key hole in first round of British Open

A look at the key hole Thursday in the first round of the British Open at Royal Portrush:
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July 18

Under-the-radar Lowry moves into spotlight at British Open

The buzz among the locals at Royal Portrush has been all about Northern Irish natives Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell this week, so Shane Lowry felt like he came into his "home" British Open a little under the radar.
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July 18

The Latest: Woods 'sore' and not moving well at British Open

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July 18
David Duval on the seventh hole.

'Awful situation.' Duval cards 14 on seventh hole at British Open

It matched the second-highest score in British Open history, behind the 15 that Herman Tissie made on the short "Postage Stamp" eighth hole at Royal Troon in 1950.
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July 18

A bad swing, a big mistake and a 14 for Duval at Portrush

David Duval lost a few golf balls on his own Thursday in the British Open. It's one that was found that brought him the wrong kind of attention with a score of 14 on one hole and a 91 when he walked off Royal Portrush.
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July 18

Emotional and proud, Clarke welcomes Open back to Portrush

It was about 6:30 a.m. when Darren Clarke, sporting a gray beard to match his swept-back gray hair, walked onto the first tee at Royal Portrush to hit the opening shot of a British Open he never thought would happen.
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July 18
Dustin Johnson of the United States plays off the 15th tee during a practice round ahead of the start of the British Open

Portrush attendance 2nd highest in British Open history

Royal & Ancient chief Martin Slumbers is fond of saying that a big-time sport needs a big-time crowd. That won't be an issue for the British Open's return to Royal Portrush for the first time since 1951.
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July 17

Kucera wins Minnesota State Amateur Championship

Clay Kucera of Chaska Town Course fired an even-par 72 in the final round at Somerby Golf Club in Byron for a 209 total and one-shot victory.
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July 17

Legendary local artist, golfer Bud Chapman rolls on

At age 96, local artist and accomplished golfer Bud Chapman still plays almost daily — and still breaks his age.Painted in the 1970s and popularized…