Irishman Shane Lowry was able to secure the 2019 Open Championship on his home soil at Royal Portush. While three Northern Irish golfers have won The Open, Lowry became just the second from Ireland to take hope European golf's ultimate prize, and the first since Padraig Harrington, won two straight in 2007 and 2008. Lowry's first major win was accompanied by some adulation from the fans in Antrim that will give you chills.


Lowry had struggled in Europe the last few years, missing the cut at each of the last four Open Championships. As if it came straight out of Hollywood, Lowry was able to not only win The Open on his home soil, but finished 15 strokes under par, six strokes better than second-place finisher Tommy Fleetwood and eight better than third place Tony Finau.


The walk along the 18th is always a special moment in golf, but has to feel a little but more special when an Irishman takes home the Claret Jug in Northern Ireland.