British Open info
The oldest and best-known golf competition in the world is The Open Championship, sometimes known as The Open or the British Open. It was contested for the first time at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland after it was established in 1860. Later, a small number of British seaside links golf courses served as the location. R&A organizes it.
The Master’s Tournament, the PGA Championship, and the US Open are one of the four major golf competitions for men. The Open has historically been the fourth and last major tournament of the year since the PGA Championship’s May 2019 date change. This happens in mid-July.
Who won the British Open?
Australia’s newest major champion Cameron Smith overtook Rory McIlroy to win The Open Championship in front of breathtaking venues at one of golf’s holiest places.
Rory McIlroy and Victor Hovland were the overnight leaders going into the final round at St Andrews, but Smith finished with one of the finest final rounds in history to capture the claret jug.
The 28-year-old finished with an eight-under, bogey-free round that included five straight birdies and another 18 on holes. This performance earned him a $3.7 million win. In the fourth round, when he finished third at 18-under, McIlroy also played without a bogey, but his put was poor, as his only two birdie attempts were successful.
Who is Cameron Smith?
Cameron Smith was born on 18 August 1993 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Australian professional golfer Cameron, the current Open winner, competes on the PGA Tour. On the PGA Tour, he has six wins including the Players Championship and the Open Championship in 2022. In the 2020 Masters tournament, he finished second. Smith began playing golf at the age of two at Vantima Country Club, a modest course in a Brisbane suburb. While his father Des worked as a club captain and a printer in the club. Smith’s mother, Sharon Smith, worked in a neighborhood department store. Mel is Smith’s sister.
British Open Results Finals
After shooting Seven Under Monday (AEST), which included an 18th-place eagle and momentarily tied him to Smith, Cameron Young took second.
Smith’s two-foot birdie putt was under extra pressure as a result, but the Queenslander did not budge after completing his 20-under round.
Smith, who also surpassed Tiger Woods’ 2000 St Andrews record with a 20-under total, shot the lowest round in Open history and set a new record for the final round. According to ESPN, Smith is the only golfer in the last 20 years to birdie the first five holes on the last nine during the final round of a Major.
British Open Prize Money
Cam Smith made an incredible five-shot comeback in the final round of the 2022 British Open at St Andrews, and he will be well paid for it. His $2.5 million prize money came from a tournament-record $14 million fund, a 22% increase from the previous year.
Winner: $2,500,000 – Cam Smith
Runner-up: $1,455,000 – Cameron Young
3rd place: $933,000 – Rory McIlroy
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