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Shane Lowry's Open victory at Royal Portrush realises childhood dreams

Shane Lowry's Open victory at Royal Portrush realises childhood dreams

-15 S Lowry (Ire); -9 T Fleetwood (Eng); -7 T Finau (US); -6 L Westwood (Eng), B Koepka (US); -5 R MacIntyre (Sco), T Hatton (Eng), D Willett (Eng), R Fowler (US); -4 P Reed (US)
Selected others: -3 F Molinari (Ita), T Lewis (Eng), J Thomas (US), J Rahm (Spa); -1 L Oosthuizen (SA), M Fitzpatrick (Eng), J Spieth (US), J Rose (Eng); +2 R Knox (Sco), M Kuchar (US); +3 B Watson (US); +4 P Casey (Eng), G McDowell (NI); +5 J Furyk (US); +6 JB Holmes (US) 

Shane Lowry says he realised a childhood dream as he claimed his first major by winning The Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

The Irishman, 32, finished on 15 under par to win by six shots from England's Tommy Fleetwood amid a raucous atmosphere on the Dunluce Links.

Lowry was followed through wind, rain and heavy storms by thousands of fans roaring him on to lift the Claret Jug.

"I grew up holing putts to win The Open. It was always The Open," he said.

"It's just incredible to be sitting here with the trophy in front of me. Look at the names on it. I couldn't believe it was happening."

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