2011 British Open: Fourth Round
July 16, 2011
Darren Clarke celebrates after draining a putt and winning the 2011 Open Championship. His win means that golfers from the tiny country of Northern Ireland have won three of the last six majors.
Dustin Johnson tees off on the fifth hole. The 6-foot-4 golfer pulled to within two strokes of the lead, but a wayward second shot that went out of bounds on the par-5 14th killed his chances of a win.
Wind was the big story on Sunday. Here, The Open flag whips above Royal St. George's.
Martin Kaymer, the highest world-ranked player to make the cut (third), hits an approach from the rough on the fifth hole. Kaymer couldn't gain momentum on Sunday, shooting a three-over 73 and finishing tied for thirteenth place.
Sergio Garcia walks with Rory McIlroy on the first hole. The Spaniard gained some ground on Sunday, shooting a two-under 68 and finishing in a tie for ninth place, but McIlroy struggled with a three-over 73 and tied for 26th place.
Anthony Kim tees off. The 26-year-old American golfer shot an even-par 70 in the final round to finish in a tie for fifth place.
Englishman Tom Lewis acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green. He opened with a five-under 65 and finished at nine over par to win the low amateur title over Peter Uihlein (12 over).
Phil Mickelson pumps his fist after draining a long eagle putt on the seventh green to (briefly) tie for the lead...
...but Lefty's putter, which was hot during the early part of his round, quickly turned cold. Here, he reacts after missing a birdie putt on the eighth green. He shot a two-under 68 and finished in a tie for second place.
Davis Love III hits an approach shot. The Ryder Cup captain shot a two-over 72 in the final round to finish in a tie for ninth place.
Darren Clarke and his caddie, John Mulrooney, share a laugh on the seventh green.
Rickie Fowler walks to the first green. While the 22-year-old didn't play terribly on Sunday, he struggled to make birdies and finished in a tie for fifth place.
Phil Mickelson had tons of sidehill lies on Sunday. The four-time major champion started strong, but was not able to capture his first claret jug.
A scoreboard operator observes the action at Royal St. George's (and gives a shout-out to her mom).
Darren Clarke gets emotional after winning the Open Championship at Royal St. George's.
Darren Clarke hoists the claret jug.