Cameron Smith intercepts Rory McIlroy

Thanks to an impressive final round, professional golfer Cameron Smith won the 150th British Open and thus triumphed for the first time in a major tournament. The 28-year-old Australian played a very strong round of 64 on Sunday’s venerable Old Course at St Andrews to edge out America’s Cameron Young (-19) with a total of 20 under par. Smith collected a winner’s check for $2.5 million for his maiden win in one of the four major tournaments.

By the third round of the $14 million event at the self-proclaimed “Home of Golf,” Smith was four shots behind leaders Viktor Hovland of Norway and Rory McIlroy. Northern Ireland’s McIlroy finished third in the final major of the year on the east coast of Scotland, 18 under par.

Superstar Tiger Woods failed at the cut after two days on the oldest golf course in the world and was eliminated early. Germans were not at the start on the par 72 course in the rough dune landscape. (dpa)

Source: Tagesspiegel

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