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British Open 2019: The story of Day 4 at Royal Portrush in 9 (or so) sentences

Alex Myers

There wasn't much drama on Sunday at Royal Portrush, but there was still plenty to talk about following the conclusion of the 148th Open Championship. And to get you caught up quickly, here's the story of the final round in 9 (or so) sentences.

1.) Shane Lowry won his first major . . . and it wasn't even close.

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PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 21: < Ross Kinnaird/R&A

Guinness will flow from the claret jug after Lowry's six-shot romp at Royal Portrush.

2.) Brooks Koepka finishes T-4 and is officially in a major championship slump.

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Antrim , United Kingdom - 21 July 2019; Brooks Koepka of USA makes his way from the 1st tee box during Day Four of the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Portrush, Co Antrim. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
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Kidding! Although, the result stops his streak of finishing in the top two in four consecutive majors and might be enough to keep him from wearing Sunday yellow again. His consolation prize is that he joins Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, and Jordan Spieth as the only players to finish in the top five of all four majors in a single year.

3.) Rickie Fowler continued doing Rickie Fowler things.

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PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 21: Rickie Fowler of the United States reacts to the crowd on the 18th green during the final round of the 148th Open Championship held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 21, 2019 in Portrush, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Andrew Redington

And by that, we mean play really well in a major (T-6) while never having a serious chance of winning.

4.) Tony Finau is kinda the new Rickie Fowler.

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US golfer Tony Finau walks the fairway at the 18th hole during the final round of the British Open golf Championships at Royal Portrush golf club in Northern Ireland on July 21, 2019. (Photo by Andy BUCHANAN / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images)
ANDY BUCHANAN

A year younger than Rickie, Tony picked up his fifth top 10 in the past eight majors. His solo third is his best effort to date.

5.) J.B. Holmes had a brutal day out there.

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PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 21: J.B. Holmes of the United States plays his third shot on the 18th hole during the final round of the 148th Open Championship held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 21, 2019 in Portrush, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Andrew Redington

The Kentuckian shot 87(!) to fall from solo third to a tie for 67th. Ouch.

6.) Brooks Koepka had a brutal time watching brutally slow J.B. Holmes have a brutal day out there.

And how about this reaction to Holmes plumb-bobbing a tap-in:

If J.B. gets on the U.S. Presidents Cup team, we'd advise captain Tiger Woods to refrain from pairing them up.

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7.) Tommy Fleetwood never made a run.

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England's Tommy Fleetwood on the 18th during day four of The Open Championship 2019 at Royal Portrush Golf Club. (Photo by Richard Sellers/PA Images via Getty Images)
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The Englishman had the best chance of catching Lowry, but shot 74 for his second runner-up finish at a major.

8.) Henrik Stenson is still murdering clubs.

A rough day for the Swede was highlighted by that well-executed shank and club snap. That's why you don't skip leg day, folks.

9.) Shane Lowry is your CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR.

And what a scene it was:

Congrats to Shane. There's going to be one heckuva party in Northern Ireland on Sunday night.

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Originally Appeared on Golf Digest