Golfing World News - July 21

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Rory McIlroy won his first Open Championship this weekend with a stunning two shot victory at Hoylake. McIlroy who was six shots clear going into his final round, held off the challenge from Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia who finished tied second. The Northern Irishman now joins Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only group of players to win three of golfs majors by the age of 25:

"I'm immensely proud of myself. To sit here at 25 years of age and win my third major championship and be three-quarters of the way to a career grand slam it's yes I mean I, I never dreamed of being at this point of my career so quickly, but it's every, especially, being someone from around the Open Championship was the one you really wanted growing up and the one that you holed so many putts on the putting green to win to beat Tiger Woods or, whoever it was, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els, whatever."

Elsewhere American Jim Furyk matched his fourth place in 2006 with a 65 to end thirteen under. World number one Adam Scott ended twelve under alongside his fellow countryman Marc Leishman. It was a good weekend too for Shane Lowry who shot a final round 65 to put him tied ninth with Graeme McDowell and Frenchman Victor Dubuisson. But no one could catch McIlroy including Sergio Garcia who still believes he can win a major tournament.

"I mean, everybody looks at you at second and they want to make it a negative. Not at all. I felt like I said before I felt like I played well, I felt like I did almost everything that I could and you know, there was a better player. It's as simple as that. So... you don't have to look at other things, it's just that simple."

Well that’s all for today, join us tomorrow when we’ll be rounding up all the action from the women’s tours. In the meantime don’t forget you can follow us on twitter @golfingworldtv and we’re on Facebook and Instagram too.

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