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--- July 17, 2022 --- July 17, 2022 final standings-20 Cameron Smith (Aus) 64-19 Cameron Young (USA) 65-18 Rory McIlroy (Irl. N.) 70-14


final standings-20 Cameron Smith (Aus) 64-19 Cameron Young (USA) 65-18 Rory McIlroy (Irl. N.) 70-14 Viktor Hovland (Nor) 74-14 Tommy Fleetwood (Ing) 67…-7 Jon Rahm (ESP/34º) 70-2 Sergio García (ESP/68º) 73+1 Adri Arnaus (ESP/76º) 72

Cameron Smith, British champion!Rory McIlroy does not hole his distant eagle attempt that would have forced the playoff and the Australian Cameron Smith is the champion of the historic 150th edition of the British, the first Grand Slam of his career.

Smith (64) ends with a birdie at 18Cameron Smith achieved his eighth birdie without fail in the 18th and caresses the ‘Silver Jug’ by signing 64 strokes and a total of -20. The Australian forces McIlroy to hole an eagle on the 18th to force the playoff.

Young, eagle at 18Cameron Young makes an eagle in the 18th and equals the lead with Smith (-19).

McIlroy, only par at 17McIlroy has a four-meter birdie putt to match leader Smith’s -19, but he doesn’t hole it and is worth 18-18.

Smith, leader, saves the pair of 17 Cameron Smith (-19) saves par on a 17th hole that had been complicated thanks to a three-meter putt that takes him to 18 with a one-shot advantage over McIlroy (-18), who has two holes left.

McIlroy, par at 16McIlroy (-18) misses a long birdie putt and signs par on the 16th hole and is still one shot behind leader Cameron Smith (-19). Hovland (-14) is definitively ruled out by committing another bogey on 16.

three holes leftMcIlroy (-18) and Hovland (-15), protagonists of the last match, have three holes to go. Two remain for Smith, leader with -19, and Young, still with options with -17.

Smith, sole leader with -19Smith, absolutely touched by a magic wand at the moment, makes a fantastic approach to the green that offers him the practically given birdie. The Australian is the solo leader with -19 after his seventh birdie of the day, fifth in a row. McIlroy (-18) and Young (-17 after another birdie at 14) are behind. It looks more and more like the title will be decided between these three golfers.

Hovland, bogey at 13After his first birdie of the day on the 12th, Viktor Hovland immediately took a step back by bogeying on the 13th, damaged by a bad start that ended with his ball in the bunker. The Norwegian (-15) is three strokes behind McIlroy and Smith (-18).

Cameron Smith, co-leader!Definitely, the Australian Cameron Smith is right now the most inspired golfer on the course and adds his fourth consecutive birdie (10, 11, 12, 13), impeccable at the start of the second nine holes. Smith has six birdies without fail and is co-leader with McIlroy, both with -18 and two shots ahead of Hovland and Young (-16), who also birdied the 13th.

Hovland’s first birdieAfter the bogey on hole 4, Hovland finally gets his first birdie on Sunday at hole 12 and stands at -16, two shots behind McIlroy (-18). Smith is among them at -17. The final battle for the ‘Silver Jar’ of the historic 150th edition of the British is exciting at the ‘cradle’ of golf, the Old Course at Saint Andrews.

Smith, again one hit from McIlroyCameron Smith (-17) is experiencing his best moments in the last lap, chaining his third birdie in a row in the 12th and is once again one shot behind the leader, Rory McIlroy (-18). Behind are Hovland and Young, both with -15.

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McIlroy, birdie at 10McIlroy (-18) reacts immediately to Smith’s previous birdie and is two shots ahead of the Australian (-16).

The Camerons, birdies in the 10Cameron Young and Cameron Smith each signed birdies on the 10th hole and put even more pressure on McIlroy (-17). Smith (-16) is second alone and Young equals at -15 with Hovland, who is still without a birdie after nine holes.

Young, bogey at 9Cameron Young and Cameron Smith finish the first nine holes tied for 3rd place at -14 after the former bogeyed and the latter missed a good birdie opportunity. Ahead are McIlroy (-17) and Hovland (-15).

Jon Rahm signs 70 punchesThe Basque Jon Rahm ends his last round with a birdie on the 18th hole to deliver a card of 70 strokes in Saint Andrews (-2) and a total of -6 that now places him in the provisional 34th position.

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head movementMcIlroy (-17) and Hovland (-15) are having competition. Young achieves his fourth birdie in seven holes and equals the Norwegian with -15. Behind, there is also movement and players wanting to stick their noses into the final battle: Smith (-14), Scott (-13), Spieth (-12), Johnson (-12), Fleetwood (-12) and Burmester (-12).

Rahm, two holes from the endRahm pars on the 15th and 16th holes and is two away from finishing his participation in the 150th edition of the British.

McIlroy’s first birdieMcIlroy opens a small gap of two shots with respect to Hovland after getting his first birdie of the day on the 5th hole. The Northern Irishman walks with -17, followed by Hovland (-15), Smith (-14), Young (-14), Johnson (12), Fleetwood (-12) and Scott (-12).

The Camerons, on the attackCameron Young, with his third birdie in a row, and Cameron Smith, also successful on the 5th hole, are placed at -14 and tighten the classification by placing themselves two shots behind the leader, McIlroy (-16), and one from Hovland (-15). ).

Hovland, bogey at 4McIlroy remains the sole leader with -16 after the bogey committed on hole 4 by Hovland, now with -15.

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Rahm, birdie at 14Jon Rahm makes a birdie on the 14th hole and stands with -6 accumulated. The Basque has the objective of finishing with good feelings and as high as possible in the classification.

Young, two birdies in a rowAfter the bogey on hole 1, Cameron Young reacted with two birdies in a row on holes 3 and 4 and stood at -13, the same as Cameron Smith, both three strokes off the lead.

Three pairs for the leadersNeither Hovland nor McIlroy take advantage of their birdie chances at the moment and continue with -16 after three holes with a three-stroke advantage over Cameron Smith (-13). Dustin Johnson (-12) and Cameron Young (-12) are still on the prowl.

two brilliant 65The Thai Sadom Kaewkanjana and the Mexican Abraham Ancer have made a huge leap in the standings after showing off in the final day of the British, both with respective cards of 65 shots (-7) that have placed them with a total of -11, right now sharing 4th place with five of the leaders. Xander Schauffele is -6 after 14 holes and is also down -11.

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Smith, birdie on hole 2Cameron Smith, one of the possible rivals of Hovland and McIlroy, started off on the right foot by getting birdie on hole 2 and placing himself three shots behind the co-leaders.

Adri Arnaus signs the par 72An eagle on the 18th hole allowed Adri Arnaus to sign the par 72 on his last round for a total of +1.

Sergio Garcia ends with 73Sergio García has finished his last lap with 73 hits and a total of -2. The man from Castellón, one of the golfers involved in the Saudi Super League, has stated at the end of his tour that he is also leaving the European circuit.

Rahm, with -5 after 12 holesJon Rahm, out of the fight for the title, marches with a total of -5 after 12 holes played this Sunday, where he has three birdies (5, 6, 9) and two bogeys (3, 4). The Basque is now 11 shots behind the leaders, Hovland and McIlroy’s -16.

four shots aheadMcIlroy and Hovland are favorites to win one or the other title because they start four shots ahead of their immediate rivals. The first few holes will determine whether or not someone else gets into the fight.

4th day of the BritishThe 4th and final day of the British is underway, especially this year because it reaches its 150th edition in the ‘cradle’ of golf, Saint Andrews. The leaders, Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and Norway’s Viktor Hovland, now begin the last game of the day, 18 holes ahead to decide the new champion of the prestigious ‘Silver Jar’.