Golf fans at Royal Portrush had been waiting 68 years for the return of the British Open and they were not disappointed as an Irish golfer was left holding the Clarett Jug when it was all said and done.

Shane Lowry's second PGA Tour win and first major triumph came by a whopping six strokes, the largest margin of victory The Open in nine years.

In this edition of 'Off The Tee', Joel Harrington from 4 Deep Golf blog and I discuss Lowry's unexpected victory and some of the other notable storylines from the 148th Open Championship:

  • The weather hampered the late starters in the field Sunday (July 21), as no one with an afternoon tee time broke par during the final round.
  • Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson both missed the cut at a major tournament for the first time in history, while Rory McIlroy bounced back from a disastrous first round to nearly make the cut.
  • Brooks Koepka played himself out of contention with four straight bogeys to start the final round. Afterward, he expressed frustration with the slow play of his playing partner JB Holmes.
  • Xander Schauffle was forced to use his backup driver after his primary club was ruled 'non-conforming' by officials.

Here's my conversation with Joel:

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