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The Open 2021: Collin Morikawa takes a stunning win at Royal St George

The American held the lead with three birdies to complete the entrance 9 and held off a charging Jordan Spieth to win by two strokes at Kent Coast. The 24-year-old, who gained his first main on the US PGA Championship final 12 months, grew to become the primary open debutant to win since Ben Curtis did so on the course in 2003.

"It’s one of the best moments of my life," They stated. "Look at all these fans. I look forward to making my visit every year, to see some of the best crowds I’ve ever seen."

Morikawa’s four-under 66 noticed him win at 15-under, with 2017 champion Spieth additionally recording a 66 on the ultimate day to complete because the closest challenger to his fellow American.

US Open champion Jon Rahm made 66 in 4 of his final six holes, and third-placed Louis Osthuizen in 11, completed with 71. On the ultimate day, 67 noticed him move seven-under on five-under, two forward of England’s Paul Casey.

Greater than 32,000 spectators flooded by way of the gates on Sunday and had been handled to a blockbuster closing spherical as the one participant to make the minimize in all 4 males’s majors this 12 months completed as the highest 4 within the sandwich. It was a becoming finale at Royal St George’s because the venue was to host the 149th version of golf’s oldest Major, after final 12 months’s championship was canceled because of the COVID pandemic.

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