Cameron Smith moved to the 18th hole after winning the British Open. Cameron Smith finished in the top nine with four consecutive wins at the British Open, level with Rory McIlroy. Cameron Smith won by one shot on Cameron Young, who made a 15-foot eagle putt on the final hole. Cameron Smith was the first Australian to win in ST. ANDREWS has been a popular choice since 1960 when Kel Nagle was the pinnacle of rising American star Arnold Palmer.
Rory McIlroy and Victor Hovland lead the British Open by 16 points under par, four times ahead of Cameron Smith. Everything was set for Rory McIlroy to end an eight-year drought in the big tournaments and a week of festivities in the home of golf at the 150th Open Championship.
Cameron Smith, who had just received a burgundy pitcher on the 18th green after winning the British Open, was asked what he planned to do later in the day. Filippo Celli closed the week at 5 under with a 1-under 71 in the final round, six ahead of Aaron Jarvis. The four-time British Open champion beat his father Tom Morris Sr. by three strokes in his first victory.
Stenson 20 to par 264 at Royal Troon also set an under overall par record, surpassing Tiger Woods 19 to par 269 during his victory at the 2000 British Open at St Andrew’s. Jock Hutchison was the first American to win the British Open in 1921 at St Andrew’s, and Jordan Spieth (2017) became the new American Golf Champion of the Year. Scotland is second on the list with 22 champions and 41 wins, although the vast majority came before the start of the century when the UK Open was essentially a local British tournament.