NOTED: The win by the 33rd-ranked Lowry ended a streak of 11 straight majors with a winner in the top 25 of the world ranking.
CONSOLATION PRIZE: By tying for fourth, Lee Westwood will receive an invitation to the Masters after missing the last two. Scotland’s Robert McIntyre, a qualifier for this Open, will play next year after finishing tied for sixth.
NEXT: The Open will be at Royal St. Georges next year.
QUOTABLE: “He kept on my back all day, kept talking to me, he kept in my ear. I kept on telling him how nervous I was, how scared I was, how much I didn’t want to mess it up.” — Lowry, talking about his caddie, Bo Martin.