SANDWICH, England (AP)A brief look at the final round of the British Open at Royal St. George’s:
VICTOR: Collin Morikawa with a 4-under 66 to finish at 15-under 265 for a two-shot victory.
SPOILS: Morikawa earned $2.07 million, a gold medal, a silver claret jug and an exemption into the British Open through the year 2057.
RUNNER-UP: Jordan Spieth (66) with his best finish in a major since he won the 2017 Open.
HEARTACHE: Louis Oosthuizen, runner-up in the last two majors, failed to win with at least a share of the 54-hole lead for the second straight major. He shot 71.
TURNING POINT: Morikawa and Oosthuizen were tied for the lead when Morikawa made birdie on the par-5 seventh and Oosthuizen went bunker-to-bunker for a bogey.
SHOT OF THE DAY: Morikawa made a 20-foot birdie putt on the 14th for a two-shot lead.
KEY STATISTIC: Morikawa played the final 31 holes at Royal St. George’s without a bogey. He was bogey-free over the final 23 holes when he won the PGA Championship last year.
NOTABLE: Morikawa is the first player to win two majors he was playing for the first time.
QUOTABLE: ”At 24 years old, it’s so hard to look back at the two short years that I have been a pro and see what I’ve done because I want more.” – Morikawa.
NEXT YEAR: St. Andrews.