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Open 2022 LIVE: Leaderboards and scores as Cameron Smith beats Rory McIlroy to Claret Jug

Was This Tiger Woods’ Final Journey to St. Andrews?

Rory McIlroy’s await a fifth main continues after he was crushed within the Claret Jug by Australia’s Cameron Smith.

Smith produced a sequence of birdies to shut with a spherical of 64, beating accomplice Cameron Younger by one shot, whereas McIlroy completed third with a closing spherical of 70.

Comply with alongside for reside updates and commentary from the Open at St Andrews, beneath:

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Cameron Smith received the Open

The ultimate birdie was sufficient to carry off not McIlroy however his enjoying accomplice Cameron Younger, ultimately, who completed second with an eagle on the 18th.

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Cameron Smith received the Open!

McIlroy chips to the flag however it goes extensive, and Cameron Smith is the Open champion.

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So, McIlroy should gap this trick chip to pressure play, in any other case it is throughout…

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McIlroy is aware of he wants two on the 18th. He tries to drive the inexperienced however it comes up quick, and he’ll want a sensational pitch, or an extended putt, to pressure a play-off. Smith has one hand on the Claret Jug.

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McIlroy marches to the 18th tee. In entrance of the inexperienced, Smith judges one other good putt and may hit it for birdie. Then Younger makes his tee putt! So Younger finishes at 19-under, and Smith will get in his putt to complete at 20-under-par with a 64 in his closing spherical. Sensational solely, the present to place.

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He begins it left and it does not flip – par with McIlroy on 17. Agonising.

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Hovland leaves his putt on the quick seventeenth and appears set for par. Now McIlroy: that is the most effective time within the championship, and perhaps his complete profession …

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McIlroy will get a pleasant strategy to the seventeenth inexperienced, stopping after one putt, and can have 15 toes for the birdie. Given Smith’s shot on 18, McIlroy most likely wants to do that to pressure a playoff.

On the similar time Younger has hit an excellent drive round 18, and he putt for eagle. He isn’t fully out but.

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Hovland solely made bogey on 16 and his problem is over.

Smith sits tied for 18th with the Open Championship outright lead. It is a good drive, a brief inexperienced yard.

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McIlroy hits an attractive fade from the seventeenth gap, whipping across the fairway and into the center of the green. The ahead won’t know Smith is going through a 10-foot eyebrow within the steadiness… He makes it! It is two putt guys from behind the bunker, actually good.

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