Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown and nowhere more so than at The Open.
After the glory of claiming golf’s biggest prize comes the challenge of living up to the mantle of Champion Golfer of the Year.
To toast Champion Golfer Shane Lowry’s 33rd birthday, we take a look back at how the past 10 winners have fared in defense of the Claret Jug.
It’s a testament to Molinari’s appeal that his final-day 66 didn’t go unnoticed as home favourite Lowry soared to success at Royal Portrush.
It was the best fourth-round effort of the entire field, featuring three birdies and an eagle, representing an impressive return to The Open as he finished 3 under for the week and in a tie for 11th place.
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