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The 150th Open

Shots of the Championship


The 150th Open

Cameron Smith holes his key putt for par on the 71st hole of The 150th Open

There were plenty of moments of magic during The 150th Open as the world’s best players showcased their talents on the iconic Old Course at St Andrews.

Relive some of the highlights with our rundown of the best shots of the Championship.


Ian Poulter – Round 1, Hole 9

Quite simply one of the longest putts ever holed in The Open, Poulter’s effort on the ninth hole in round one has to be seen to be believed, so here it is!

Viktor Hovland – Round 2, Hole 15

Hovland recorded his best placing in a major by finishing tied-fourth at St Andrews. He roared into contention with back-to-back 66s on Friday and Saturday, with his most notable moment coming on the 15th in round two.

Cameron Smith – Round 2, Hole 14

Day two ended with Cameron Smith atop the leaderboard, thanks in no small part to the Australian’s brilliant touch on the greens. This mammoth putt on the 14th resulted in an eagle.

Shane Lowry – Round 3, Hole 9

The Champion Golfer of 2019 kick-started his third round with a superb pitch-in for eagle at the ninth…

Shane Lowry – Round 3, Hole 10

…before repeating the trick on the very next hole to make it back-to-back eagles!

Rory McIlroy – Round 3, Hole 10

Arguably the loudest roar of the week came courtesy of Rory McIlroy holing a bunker shot for eagle on the 10th in round three. What a moment!

Si-woo Kim – Round 3, Hole 17

Si-woo Kim provided plenty of entertainment on the 17th. After holing out from the Road bunker in round one, he produced this extraordinary flop shot from the front of the green two days later.

Xander Schauffele – Round 4, Hole 14

Not long after Harold Varner III had hit the flag with his second shot to the 14th, Xander Schauffele also came close to a final-round albatross at the par-5.

Cameron Young – Round 4, Hole 18

Needing an eagle on the last to have any realistic chance of beating playing partner Cameron Smith to the Claret Jug, Cameron Young did just that after this magnificent drive.

Cameron Smith – Round 4, Hole 17

But ultimately it was Smith who prevailed by a solitary shot, with this masterful up-and-down for par on the 17th key to his victory.

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