The Open Championship 2014.
All good things come in threes.
Rory McIlroy makes history after winning the 143rd The Open Championship with an absolutely sensational 17-under-par. Following a breath-taking final round at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, a relieved McIlroy holds the coveted Claret Jug aloft. McIlroy, from Northern Ireland, won his third Major tournament with a total of 271 shots, becoming the third-youngest golfer to win the British Open. In addition, he is the third European to win the third tournament of the Grand Slam. Because all good things come in threes, it is worth mentioning that Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler both played a great tournament. Spain’s Sergio Garcia shares second place in the overall ranking with the Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador, Rickie Fowler, both with 15-under-par.
Suspense on the final day.
The results of The Open Championship’s fourth and final round show just how closely contended McIlroy’s win was. Garcia, Fowler and fifth-placed and world ranking leader Adam Scott all had a better day than McIlroy on Sunday. The incredible tension was palpable on the green located to the west of Liverpool, England. “It was not easy today, I had to stay focused”, says Rory McIlroy, describing the day. Every mistake can change the outcome of the tournament. The 25-year-old’s six-point lead shrunk to only two points yet still remained enough for McIlroy’s happy and well-earned victory at the end of the day. Congratulations to the winner along with the Mercedes-Benz brand ambassadors: Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler and Martin Kaymer!