Irishman Shane Lowry was crowned Champion Golfer with a four round total of 269. He mastered the challenging conditions of the Dunluce Links to win the Championship by six shots.
Royal Portrush Golf Club - The Open - Irishman Shane Lowry was crowned Champion Golfer with a four round total of 269.
Hosting The Open is estimated to have generated over £26m for the Causeway Coast & Glens area and over £106m for the Northern Ireland economy
The hosting of the event is estimated to have generated over £26m for the Causeway Coast & Glens area and over £106m for the Northern Ireland economy. Visitors travelled from all over the world to attend the event and a festival atmosphere prevailed throughout the week as spectators watched the world’s best golfers while also enjoying the hospitality and welcome from the local community.
Images of the stunning Dunluce Links were beamed all over the world and viewers were also treated to beautiful views of the Causeway Coast & Glens area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the area stretching 30km along the north coast and including such visitor attractions as the Giant’s Causeway and the Carrick a Rede rope bridge.
Following the success of The Open in 2019, the R&A announced that the 153rd Open Championship will return to Royal Portrush in 2025. To see the return of one of the world’s biggest sporting events to the Club so soon after the 148th Open Championship is an acknowledgement of the success of the event and the hard work from all involved to make the Open so memorable.
Hosting the Open in 2025 will allow the world to see the Dunluce Links once again in all its glory as the world’s best attempt to overcome the challenges presented by this magnificent design. We look forward to welcoming competitors and visitors back to this great Championship again.