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Cameron Smith wins British Open for 1st major title

Australian finishes with lowest score at British Open at St. Andrews
British Open Golf
Posted at 1:59 PM, Jul 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-17 20:58:11-04

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Cameron Smith has won the British Open for his first major title.

The Australian shot 8-under 64 to overturn a four-shot deficit in the final round.

Rory McIlroy started the final round tied for the lead with Viktor Hovland.

Smith finished on 20-under 268, the lowest score at a British Open at St. Andrews.

McIlroy needed to eagle No. 18 to force a playoff but his chip went past the hole.