The Open 2014

13th-20th July

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Live Interactive Commentary from Hoylake

The 2014 Open Live

  • 19:14

    We leave you with your Champion Golfer of the Year. Congratulations Rory McIlroy on a stunning performance.
  • 19:12

    Thanks to the thousands of you who tuned in to enjoy our live updates from Hoylake, join us again in three weeks for coverage of the final major of the year - the PGA Championship at Valhalla.
  • 19:10

    Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler pushed McIlroy all the way, but the 25-year-old had enough character and steel to complete a wire-to-wire victory by two shots and claim his third major title. 
  • 19:08

    So that's that for what what turned out to be a memorable and pressure-packed final round of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. The expected procession for Rory McIlroy was replaced by a gritty performance on a day of low scoring throughout the field.
  • 18:56

    Where does Rory stand in the list of European major champions? Tied for third, and he's only 25! Sir Nick Faldo leads the way with six, Seve Ballesteros won five, and McIlroy is now level with Sir Henry Cotton and Padraig Harrington with three.
  • 18:53

    Here's what Sergio Garcia said after finishing joint runner-up.
    I'm proud of the way I played. It was a great experience. I felt like I did almost everything I could. And there was a better player. It's as simple as that.

  • 18:51

  • 18:49

  • 18:40

    McIlroy insisted he did not panic when his lead was trimmed from six to two shots.

    The lead never got less than two, so I always felt like I had that little bit of a cushion. Coming into the back nine I knew there were holes where I could make birdie, particularly 16 and 18. The 16th was the hole that really settled the championship. I was able to make birdie there and I had three shots to play with over the final two holes. It was nice to have the luxury of a few putts to win.

  • 18:38

    Final twosome played in 3hr 45 min. On Sunday. In a major. Well done @McIlroyRory on the win and kudos @RickieFowlerPGA on your T2. #TheOpen
    by A340Spotter via twitter retweeted by SkySportsGolf
  • 18:37

    "That’s the way we were woken up in the morning: Banged over the head with a plastic golf club!” Rosie McIlroy on young Rory.
    by IrishGolfDesk via twitter retweeted by SkySportsGolf
  • 18:37

    Champion golfer of the year Rory McIlroy and he's only getting better
    by simonkhangolf via twitter retweeted by SkySportsGolf
  • 18:37

    Rory reflects on a tough final day, and a historic one:

    It feels incredible. Today wasn't easy, there were a few guys making runs at me. I just needed to stay focused and just concentrate on what I was doing out there. To have three of the four majors at the age of 25 is a pretty good achievement, and it's not going to sink in for a while. 

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