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British Open: Shane Lowry wins first career major at Royal Portrush

By Jake Elman
Shane Lowry won his first career major at the British Open on Sunday. Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/034a276e4051dbb33b28676686c245ea/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Shane Lowry won his first career major at the British Open on Sunday. Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI | License Photo

July 21 (UPI) -- Shane Lowry won his first career major in his native Ireland with a victory at the 2019 British Open on Sunday.

Lowry, whose highest career finish before this weekend was second place at the 2016 U.S. Open, shot 15-under for the tournament. He won despite shooting 1-over on the event's final day.

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Lowry called winning an "out-of-body experience."

"I can't wait to wake up tomorrow and find out what it's going to feel like then," Lowry said. "It's just going to be incredible!"

Tommy Fleetwood finished in second place at 9-under. American Tony Finau finished alone in third place at 7-under.

"What a job he did," Lowry said of Westwood.

Brooks Koepka and Lee Westwood ended the tournament tied for fourth at 6-under. Koepka won the 2019 PGA Championship and finished second at this year's Masters.

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Rickie Fowler and Robert MacIntyre tied for sixth place with a final score of 5-under.

J.B. Holmes, who was tied with Lowry for the lead after 36 holes, tied for 67th place after shooting 16-over Sunday. He finished the tournament at 5-over.

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