British Open Final Round Live Blog: Shane Lowry leads at Royal Portrush


The British Open concludes Sunday with the final round at Royal Portrush.

Shane Lowry enters with a four-stroke lead at 16 under after carding a third-round 63 on Saturday. Tommy Fleetwood sits in solo second at 12 under and J.B. Holmes is in third at 10 under.

Brooks Koepka and Justin Rose are tied for fourth at 9 under, one stroke ahead of Rickie Fowler and Lee Westwood in sixth.

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Tee times for the final round were pushed up to begin at 7:32 a.m. local time (2:32 a.m. ET) due to strong wind and heavy rain in the forecast at Royal Portrush. The R&A announced tee times were moving up in hopes of getting players off the course before the weather deteriorates.

Here is our live blog for the final round of the Open Championship:

Tommy Fleetwood missed a short birdie putt on No. 1 but taps in for par while leader Shane Lowry converts a clutch putt to save bogey. What could’ve easily been a three-shot swing is instead just one, and Lowry’s lead is down to three after the opening hole.

– Tough break on the first hole for Rickie Fowler (T-6, 8 under), who’s opening tee shot was trending towards the rough, then hit a marshal and kicked OB. He had to re-tee for his third shot on par 4. Four holes ahead, Spieth’s good friend Justin Thomas is cruising up the leaderboard early.

– Defending champion Francesco Molinari walks off the course for the weekend in style after carding a 5 under 66 in Sunday’s final round to take his place at 3 under on the leaderboard. Molinari’s 66 is the lowest round of the day.

– Putting is so overrated. Patrick Reed holed-out for birdie on the par-3 third hole to move to 5-under par with a perfect chip shot that found the bottom of the cup.

– Shane Lowry has arrived at the course, walking past the cameras holding the hand of his 2-year-old daughter Iris. He tees off in about 1 hour, 45 minutes, with Tommy Fleetwood.

– Kiradech Aphibarnrat has the low round so far with a 67, carding an eagle on the 2nd and five birdies.

– Bubba Watson made an eagle on the par-5 2nd in one of the day’s early groups. He’s 4 over with four holes to go. The two-time Masters champion doesn’t have a great record in this major. Playing in his 11th Open Championship, Watson’s best finish is T-23 in 2012.

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Open Championship Final Round Tee Times, Pairings

Tee Times (ET) Players
2:32 a.m. Ashton Turner
2:42 a.m. Shubhankar Sharma, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
2:52 a.m. Eddie Pepperell, Nino Bertasio
3:02 a.m. Paul Waring, Thorbjorn Olesen
3:12 a.m. Jason Kokrak, Branden Grace
3:22 a.m. Jim Furyk, Callum Shinkwin
3:32 a.m. Kevin Streelman, Bubba Watson
3:42 a.m. Bernd Wiesberger, Kyle Stanley
3:57 a.m. Paul Casey, Benjamin Hebert
4:07 a.m. Adam Hadwin, Matt Wallace
4:17 a.m. Francesco Molinari, Thomas Pieters
4:27 a.m. Louis Oosthuizen, Andrew Wilson
4:37 a.m. Yosuke Asaji, Stewart Cink
4:47 a.m. Joost Luiten, Doc Redman
4:57 a.m. Innchoon Hwang, Ryan Fox
5:07 a.m. Yuki Inamori, Charley Hoffman
5:17 a.m. Lucas Bjerregaard, Ernie Els
5:32 a.m. Aaron Wise, Lucas Glover
5:42 a.m. Patrick Cantlay, Sergio Garcia
5:52 a.m. Mikko Korhonen, Dustin Johnson
6:02 a.m. Rory Sabbatini, Robert MacIntyre
6:12 a.m. Romain Langasque, Kevin Kisner
6:22 a.m. Tom Lewis, Graeme McDowell
6:32 a.m. Justin Harding, Erik Van Rooyen
6:42 a.m. Tyrell Hatton, Webb Simpson
6:52 a.m. Syeong Hun An, Matthew Fitzpatrick
7:07 a.m. Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas
7:17 a.m. Sang Hyun Park, Russell Knox
7:27 a.m. Xander Schauffele, Cameron Smith
7:37 a.m. Andrew Putnam, Dylan Frittelli
7:47 a.m. Matt Kuchar, Alex Noren
7:57 a.m. Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth
8:07 a.m. Tony Finau, Jon Rahm
8:17 a.m. Danny Willett, Lee Westwood
8:27 a.m. Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose
8:37 a.m. Brooks Koepka, J.B. Holmes
8:37 a.m. Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry

Open Championship Final Round TV/Streaming Info

Sunday, July 21

NBC Sports Network
1-1:30 a.m.: The Men in Blazers
Golf Channel
2:30-6 a.m.: The Open– Final Round
6-9 a.m.: Golf Central Live
3-4 p.m.: Golf Central Live

Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)

NBC 
6 a.m.-2 p.m. ET: The Open – Final Round

Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)

NBC Sports Network
10-10:30 p.m.: The Men in Blazers

GolfChannel.Com
4:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Marquee Groups 1
5 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Marquee Groups 2
5 a.m. – Noon: Three-Hole Channel

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