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Live Reporting

By Luke Reddy, Gary Rose and Tim Oscroft

All times stated are UK

  1. Shane's day

    Thanks for your company

    Shane Lowry

    And that my friends, is that.

    What a week.

    We had you sending us images of some crazy bunkers on Thursday, we've had you sending in pictures of dodgy golf clobber and all the while the drama on the links has been gripping, just as we all knew it would be.

    A runaway winner but a first-time winner, which is always nice to see.

    Shane Lowry, the Claret Jug and this golfing day belong to you. Click here if you want to read all about it.

    And to those who followed this live text, tweeted us or listened to the radio commentary, thanks for making it a blast to be a part of.

    We'll catch you soon.

    FORE LEFT!!!

  2. More to golf to come...

    There'll be more golf across BBC Sport for the women's British Open from 1 August and the Solheim Cup in September when Europe will take on USA.

    We will be offering a live text on both of these events so make sure you join us.

    And of course, the BBC Sport golf page will have all the European and PGA Tour latest in the weeks to come. There'll be an Iain Carter column going up in the morning and in the next few hours we'll have quotes pieces and colour pieces being published. So stay across the golf page if you want more analysis from this chaotic week.

    And don't forget to tune into the BBC highlights show of today's round from 20:00 BST if you live in the UK.

  3. 'A mountain too high'

    Fleetwood finishes second

    Tommy Fleetwood speaks to Sky Sports: "The best consolation is how well Shane did and played. It hurts, it is sore at the moment, but I finished six shots back but it feels closer. It was Shane’s time, Shane’s week, fair play.

    "I played well early on, but margins – the putts on one, two and three, I scrambled a bit and missed a short one on 10. It was nice to still be in The Open with six or seven to go.

    "It was an amazing atmosphere. But the mountain was too high to climb. You have to stay in it, but it was not to be.

    "I felt like I had a chance, and especially after the first I thought I had a chance. You never know what this game will give you and I am so happy to finish to so high in a major. I will take the positives from this. It’s a little bit upsetting to see everyone when you come in, but it's only golf, I’ll be fine."

  4. Fleetwood dejected...

    Fleetwood -9 (18)


    Tommy Fleetwood is about to do media and the normally chipper character looks dejected.

    It must be so hard to go close in these events. They are so hard to win and when you miss a chance it must sting badly.

    "I hope it's just a matter of time," he says.

    "it's a bit upsetting seeing everyone when you come in but it's only golf, I'll be fine."

    More coming from Tommy next.

  5. 'I couldn't believe it was me'

    Lowry wins The Open

    Shane Lowry is doing more media, microphone in one hand, Claret Jug in the other.

    Ireland's first major champion since Padraig Harrington in 2008.

    He tells Sky Sports: "I couldn't believe it was me tapping in to win The Open. My caddie, what can I say, he has been great for me over the last year and I owe quite a lot to him. My wife and baby, it doesn't get any more special than that. My wife knew it would either be huge joy or a big down but it was nice to have her there.

    "I'm a good friend of Tommy's and I'm sure he will have his day as well."

  6. 'There's only one Shane Lowry...'

    Our friends at Golf Monthly have captured a sing song.

    "Walking in a Lowry wonderland."

    View more on twitter
  7. Post update

    What a cracking tournament and what a deserving winner. That incredible round yesterday gave Shane Lowry the foundation he needed to get it done and win that first major.

    There were stories we have now almost forgotten, Rory McIlroy's slump and rally, Tiger Woods' struggles, David Duval's 14 on a single hole. A classic major week. Man I love the majors and the story that builds as the days roll on.

  8. WATCH: The moment Shane Lowry wins his first major at the Open

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    Video caption: The moment Shane Lowry won the Open
  9. Magic moment

    Shane Lowry and his fans celebrate sinking a putt on the 15th

    Shane Lowry and his fans celebrate as he sinks a putt on the 15th.

    Was this the moment the Irishman finally allowed himself to believe he would be the 148th Open champion?

  10. Final leaderboard

    So super Shane holds on to win by six shots.

    Tommy Fleetwood finishes second in a major for a second time.

    Lee Westwood qualifies for The Masters and Danny Willett is playing like a major champion again.

    The Open 2019 final leaderboard
  11. Wise words on the bag

    Lowry wins The Open

    Shane Lowry talks to Sky Sports: "I suppose I talked to my caddie Bo a lot today, I said 'I cannot stop thinking about winning, holding the claret jug'. He just said, 'stay focused', and what a job he did today. I cannot wait to wake up tomorrow and feel what it feels like it is phenomenal."

    Shane Lowry and his caddie Brian Martin walk down the 18th fairway
  12. 'Out of body experience'

    Lowry wins The Open

    Shane Lowry

    Shane Lowry tells Sky Sports: "It's like an out of body experience! I was so calm coming down the last, I cannot believe it. The weather was awful but I had a look around, and everyone was struggling. It became a two horse race with Tommy, and I just tried to focus on staying ahead."

  13. What's in my hands?

    Lowry wins The Open

    Shane Lowry

    Shane Lowry tells Sky Sports: "The next tournament will probably feel boring! They (the crowd) were with me the whole way and kept me going."

  14. Lowry's loving words...

    Lowry wins The Open

    Shane Lowry addresses those around the 18th green at Royal Portrush: "To have an event like this at this place, on the island of Ireland, at one of my favourite places is just great. My coach Neil, caddie Bo, my management I definitely wouldn’t be standing here without them.

    "My family, what can I say…my Mum and Dad - they sacrificed so much for me when I was young and I am so happy I can hand them this trophy tonight.

    "To have my wife and Iris here tonight is extra special, and to all the volunteers and all the fans – this one’s for you!"

  15. Hard not to get emotional

    Sarah Mulkerrins

    BBC Radio 5 live at Royal Portrush

    Shane Lowry and caddie

    Knowing how hard he's worked, knowing the type of person he is, knowing the family he comes from and knowing what this means to the whole of Ireland, it's very hard not to get emotional. And I'm sorry.