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Rory McIlroy fends off Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia to win British Open
Rory McIlroy fends off Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia to win British Open

On a closing Sunday of great golf at the 143rd British Open, played over the picturesque Royal Liverpool links near the Irish Sea, champion Rory McIlroy did what he had to while everybody else went low. McIlroy shot 71 and it was low enough. The 25-year-old from Northern Ireland won by two shots, collecting his third major title and thrilling the fans of his home United Kingdom. His 71 on the par-72 links course wrapped up a 72-hole run of 66-66-68-71—271 and effectively held veteran challenger Sergio Garcia and rising star Rickie Fowler at bay all day. McIlroy was one of two top 10 finishers who failed to shoot in the 60s in the final round. Victor Dubuisson shot 70 and shared...

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