Australia's Cameron Smith wins the Claret Jug, holding off Cameron Young and Rory McIlroy - petsitterbank

Australia’s Cameron Smith wins the Claret Jug, holding off Cameron Young and Rory McIlroy

Well, what a morning it has been for not only Australian golf, but Australian sport in general. Cameron Smith has become the fifth male winner of The Open, golf’s oldest major, at the home of the sport, St Andrews.

The Queenslander started the day four shots behind Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland, but peeled off an incredible final round eight-under 64 – including six birdies on a back nine 30 – to win the Claret Jug by a shot from American Cameron Young (-19 ), who eagled the last hole. McIlroy was a stroke further behind in third.

Smith (-20) is the first Australian to win The Open since Greg Norman in 1993.

That’s all for us now. Keep tuned to the website for all the stories of Smith’s incredible win. Thanks for joining us throughout the morning and it’s sure to be a long night of celebrations for Smith and his team at St Andrews.

Cameron Smith kisses the Claret Jug.Credit:AP

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