In July, Shane Lowry realised his boyhood dream and lifted the Claret Jug at Royal Portrush.
The final winning margin at six shots, the scoreboard made it all look so simple for the County Offaly man, but on the final day in Ireland it was anything but.
There were bumps and turns, rain and shine, charges and capitulations all on the dramatic fourth day at The 148th Open.
And when it was all said and done, it was Lowry who left with the spoils. Here’s how he did it:
The 54-hole leader in the race for the Claret Jug barely could have asked for better preparation as he teed off at 1:47 p.m.
A course-record round of 63 on Saturday saw him charge into a four-shot lead ahead of playing partner Tommy Fleetwood, with J.B. Holmes another shot behind the Englishman.
No matter who you are, how many majors you have won, there always will be nerves when you lead The Open on Sunday – not least for Lowry.
Read more at TheOpen.com.