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From The42 In Pictures: 10 of the best snaps as Lowry savours his triumphant homecoming in Clara It's Coming Home

In Pictures: 10 of the best snaps as Lowry savours his triumphant homecoming in Clara

The 2019 Open winner was greeted by thousands in Offaly this evening.

From The42 'Who ever thought there would be an Open champion going home to Clara?' Dreaming

'Who ever thought there would be an Open champion going home to Clara?'

Shane Lowry is still in dreamland after lifting the Claret Jug on Sunday.

From The42 The people's champion: Dream season propels Shane Lowry to rarefied heights Major Winner

The people's champion: Dream season propels Shane Lowry to rarefied heights

A player for the big occasion, the Clara man has hit the form of his life having endured a worrying slide down the rankings.

From The42 TV Wrap - Shane Lowry reminds us why we love sport in stunning Open triumph On The Box

TV Wrap - Shane Lowry reminds us why we love sport in stunning Open triumph

Elsewhere, a Sky commentator claimed Lowry as British while Rory McIlroy was left on the verge of tears after a cruel return to Royal Portrush.

From The42 Open champion Lowry soars back to career-high world ranking Top 20

Open champion Lowry soars back to career-high world ranking

The Major winner is back inside the world’s top 20 after pocketing €1.7 million in prize money at Royal Portrush.

From The42 10 years since amateur triumph, Lowry's career comes full circle on Irish soil Happy As Lowry

10 years since amateur triumph, Lowry's career comes full circle on Irish soil

‘I don’t think I’m a much different golfer, but I feel like I’m a different person now.’

From The42 'I cried in the Carnoustie car park': Lowry's remarkable turnaround Major Success

'I cried in the Carnoustie car park': Lowry's remarkable turnaround

Lowry has enjoyed a superb year, with his Open triumph following success in Abu Dhabi back in January.

From The42 Fleetwood rues missed chances after another second-place Major finish So Close Yet So Far

Fleetwood rues missed chances after another second-place Major finish

The Englishman was unable to overhaul Shane Lowry but remains confident his time will come.

From The42 President Higgins leads the tributes to 'role model' Lowry The Open

President Higgins leads the tributes to 'role model' Lowry

In addition to lifting the Claret Jug, Lowry pockets €1,718,320 in prize money.

From The42 'My Mum and Dad sacrificed so much and I'm so happy I can give them this trophy' Major Moment

'My Mum and Dad sacrificed so much and I'm so happy I can give them this trophy'

Shane Lowry was crowned Open champion amid emotional scenes at Royal Portrush.

From The42 Shane Lowry weathers the storm to win The Open at Royal Portrush The Champion Golfer

Shane Lowry weathers the storm to win The Open at Royal Portrush

The 32-year-old held his nerve brilliantly to claim a maiden Major title in style on the County Antrim links.

From The42 As it happened: The Open, final round Updates

As it happened: The Open, final round

We followed all the Sunday afternoon action from Royal Portrush as Shane Lowry chased Major glory.

From The42 Shane Lowry shoots 63 to take four-shot lead into final round of The Open The Open
From The42 Emotional McIlroy misses Open cut at Portrush after coming agonisingly close The Open This post contains videos

Emotional McIlroy misses Open cut at Portrush after coming agonisingly close

The dream is over for McIlroy despite a sensational second-day charge, with Tiger Woods also falling short.

From The42 Shane Lowry lights up The Open and shares the lead after day 2 Sugar Shane

Shane Lowry lights up The Open and shares the lead after day 2

The Offaly man showed delight and disappointment in equal measure on his final hole today, but he shares the lead with JB Holmes.

From The42 Dream start for Lowry after Koepka hits second-round 69 at The Open Portrush

Dream start for Lowry after Koepka hits second-round 69 at The Open

Lowry has gone on a birdie blitz with four in his opening six holes today.

From The42 McIlroy's Open hopes in tatters after disastrous first round at Portrush 79 This post contains videos

McIlroy's Open hopes in tatters after disastrous first round at Portrush

The home favourite’s dream day quickly turned into a nightmare.

From The42 Picture perfect Portrush and leaderboard latest - Clarke tees off 148th Open Championship The Open

Picture perfect Portrush and leaderboard latest - Clarke tees off 148th Open Championship

Royal Portrush plays host to the Open Championship for the first time in 68 years, with Darren Clarke teeing off the action earlier.

From The42 The Open: 5 outsiders who could challenge for the Claret Jug at Royal Portrush Dark Horses

The Open: 5 outsiders who could challenge for the Claret Jug at Royal Portrush

The 148th British Open gets underway on Thursday morning.

From The42 Remembering 16-year-old Rory McIlroy's record-breaking round at Royal Portrush Memory Lane

Remembering 16-year-old Rory McIlroy's record-breaking round at Royal Portrush

The teen sensation stunned the world with his 61 in Antrim.

From The42 Koepka gains the inside track on Royal Portrush from Irish caddie The Open

Koepka gains the inside track on Royal Portrush from Irish caddie

Ricky Elliott has been on the American’s bag for six years and will be able to provide some local knowledge this week.

From The42 'It would mean the world': McIlroy out to end Major drought at Portrush Home Soil

'It would mean the world': McIlroy out to end Major drought at Portrush

The Northern Irishman is the bookmakers’ favourite to get his hands back on the Claret Jug this week.

From The42 Woods among the afternoon starters as The Open arrives at Royal Portrush Tee Times

Woods among the afternoon starters as The Open arrives at Royal Portrush

The tee times for the first two rounds of this week’s Major in Northern Ireland have been announced.

From The42 McIlroy satisfied by Scottish Open display as Royal Portrush looms Happy Out

McIlroy satisfied by Scottish Open display as Royal Portrush looms

Despite finishing nine shots back from Bernd Wiesberger, the 30-year-old got some valuable links practice in ahead of The Open.

From The42 McDowell secures Open berth at Royal Portrush with monster putt on the 18th hole in Canada Clutch

McDowell secures Open berth at Royal Portrush with monster putt on the 18th hole in Canada

The Northern Irishman avoided a bogey on the last to book a place at his ‘home Open’.

From The42 No Masters complacency from Open champion Molinari Contender

No Masters complacency from Open champion Molinari

The Italian is adamant he will not let his recent success contribute to a complacent performance in Augusta.

From The42 Extra tickets to go on sale for the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush Up For Grabs

Extra tickets to go on sale for the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush

The tournament had sold out last year.

From The42 McDowell tumbles out of top ten after difficult second round at Bay Hill Wobble

McDowell tumbles out of top ten after difficult second round at Bay Hill

The 34-year-old carded a second-round 75, dropping 39 places at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

From The42 Brexit causing a headache for Open Championship organisers ahead of Portrush staging Uncertainty

Brexit causing a headache for Open Championship organisers ahead of Portrush staging

‘Would I be wanting to do Portrush in the year that we would be potentially leaving the European Union without a deal? No’, said the R&A’s Martin Slumbers.

From The42 The Open returning to venue where McIlroy lifted Claret Jug Hoylake

The Open returning to venue where McIlroy lifted Claret Jug

Royal Liverpool will host the event in 2022, it has been announced today.

From The42 'I always go into Carnoustie with a bit of trepidation' - Padraig Harrington relishing return to 'The Beast' The Beast

'I always go into Carnoustie with a bit of trepidation' - Padraig Harrington relishing return to 'The Beast'

The Dubliner shot an opening round three under par at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship yesterday.

From The42 Tickets for final three days of 2019 Open at Royal Portrush have already sold out Demand

Tickets for final three days of 2019 Open at Royal Portrush have already sold out

The general admission sale only opened last week.

From The42 European Tour apologises after sending €133k in prize money to wrong Tommy Fleetwood Namesake

European Tour apologises after sending €133k in prize money to wrong Tommy Fleetwood

A 58-year-old in America received an unexpected payday.

From The42 Rory McIlroy becomes the European Tour's all-time highest earner on €35 million Make Money Money

Rory McIlroy becomes the European Tour's all-time highest earner on €35 million

A tied second place finish at The Open has seen the 29-year-old leapfrog Lee Westwood.

From The42 Molinari shoots blemish-free final round in Carnoustie to become first ever Italian major winner The Open

Molinari shoots blemish-free final round in Carnoustie to become first ever Italian major winner

Francesco Molinari has captured his first major.

From The42 Champion Spieth in three-way tie for the lead as Woods and McIlroy remain in Open contention Eye Of The Tiger

Champion Spieth in three-way tie for the lead as Woods and McIlroy remain in Open contention

On a day of low scoring at Carnoustie, Tiger Woods set the clubhouse lead in a bid to win his first major in a decade.

From The42 Brilliant back nine helps Rose challenge at the Open as Miyazato and Wood amongst early movers Claret Jug
From The42 Confident McIlroy in contention as housemates Kisner and Johnson set British Open pace Halfway Stage

Confident McIlroy in contention as housemates Kisner and Johnson set British Open pace

Rory McIlroy is in a strong position at the British Open after shooting a second-round 69 on Friday.

From The42 McIlroy well-placed for the weekend and determined to go down swinging Georgia On His Mind

McIlroy well-placed for the weekend and determined to go down swinging

“Sunday at Augusta was a big learning curve,” says the 29-year-old aiming for a second Claret Jug this weekend.

From The42 Rollercoaster Open round is no fun ride for Tiger Eldrick

Rollercoaster Open round is no fun ride for Tiger

Kevin Kisner is motoring nicely meanwhile.

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