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Rory McIlroy walks over the Swilcan Bridge during his final round

Rory McIlroy walks over the Swilcan Bridge during his final round

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Australia's Cameron Smith and his caddie Sam Pinfold with the Claret Jug

Australia's Cameron Smith and his caddie Sam Pinfold with the Claret Jug

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Some of Rory McIlroy’s young fans at St Andrews

Some of Rory McIlroy’s young fans at St Andrews

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Rory McIlroy walks over the Swilcan Bridge during his final round

Awesome Aussie Cameron Smith won the 150th Open much more than Rory McIlroy lost it, but this one is still going to hurt for Northern Ireland’s sporting superstar.

Destiny was calling, yet McIlroy had no answer to Smith’s fabulous final round of 64 that swept him to glory on a stunning Sunday at St Andrews.


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