Thanks to an impressive final round, professional golfer Cameron Smith won the 150th British Open and thus triumphed in a major tournament for the first time. The 28-year-old Australian played a very strong round of 64 on Sunday’s venerable Old Course at St Andrews to edge out America’s Cameron Young (-19) with a total of 20 under par. Smith collected a winner’s check for $2.5 million for his maiden win in one of the four major tournaments.
By the third round of the $14 million event at the self-proclaimed “Home of Golf,” Smith was four shots behind leaders Viktor Hovland of Norway and Rory McIlroy. Northern Ireland’s McIlroy finished third in the final major of the year on the east coast of Scotland, 18 under par.