Cameron Smith, the Australian won his first major championship the 150th Open Championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland.
Cameron Smith had a lead of four shots at the Open Championship:
In the debut event, Cameron drained five birdies continuously. With one round to go, Cameron Smith had a lead of a four-shot, and though he was not playing at the home of golf. A Northern Irishman, McIlory plays on his terms, and on his lawn, he lies in the roars of the record crowd and walked on the greens of the Old Course. After signing off a bogey-free 70 McIlory finished two strokes behind in third.
After missing an opportunity McIlory’s win slipped from his hand. He shot his fifth major after pulling forward the fifth hole from the Norwegian who announced a two-over 74 to finish fourth. Later Cameron Smith was joined by England’s Tommy Fleetwood after shooting an amazing 67 on 14-under.
Cameron Smith’s last birdie of the round managed him a playoff:
Tommy birdied just once more ahead of Smith by having doubled that matched to his fifth hole rupture through the back nine with a run of five birdies prior to increasing it with one more at the 18th. A few moments earlier, Cameron Smith drained a dramatic last eagle, his eighth and the last birdie of the round managed him a playoff. As McIlroy failed to make the dodgy eagle chip that is needed to draw level, assured the victory for Cameron.
While receiving the trophy Smith overcome his emotions, opened his press conference, and said that “To win an Open Championship in itself is probably going to be a golfer’s highlight in their career. To do it around St. Andrews is just unbelievable, this place is so cool. I love the golf course. I love the town.”
Smith became the first Australian golfer to lift the Claret Jug almost after 30 years:
In almost 30 years, Smith became the first Australian golfer to lift the Claret Jug, after 1993 when Greg Norman won at Royal St George. Cameron Smith created history by making the largest comeback through his four-stroke overhaul match at St. Andrews. It was a remarkable final day fightback for Smith, as on Saturday disappointing 73-shot round had spoiled an opening 67 and 64 that made him hold the lead heading into the weekend.
Cameron Smith further said that “It’s very easy to get defensive out there and keep hitting it to 60.70 feet, and you can make pars all day, but you are not going to make birdies.”