Lowry wins British Open after missing cut last year

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July 22, 2019 - 9:53 AM

PORTRUSH, Ireland (AP) — No longer in the shadows of Irish golf, Shane Lowry now has his name etched on the base of the silver claret jug.

It’s on there with more than a century’s worth of the best that have conquered the links to win the British Open. Lowry gazed at the oldest trophy in golf as he tried to soak up his storybook finish Sunday at Royal Portrush, a course wet from rain and then from tears.

“I can’t believe this is mine,” Lowry said after his six-shot victory.

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