J.B. Holmes explosed the "4shotsRule" at the BritishOpen
There was a time, midway through the third round Saturday at The Open, where J.B. Holmes was in the mix to win the claret jug. In fact, he was the first-round leader at Royal Portrush after shooting 66, then started last round with a double bogey to end 87 T67. J.B. became the first player in 114 years to begin the final round of The Open in the top-five and shoot 87 or worse. In 1905, Tom Williamson began the day tied for fifth, but shot 87 to drop into a tie for 13th. Holmes finished T-67 by doing so J.B. Holmes explosed the "4shotsRule" and questions one of its conclusion:
"The reason for the scores going more above the average than below could possibly be due to the golfer “giving up” on a bad day"
A the end Irish Shane Lowry won The Open Championship by six strokes for his first career major victory. Lowry is just the fourth player in the last 100 years to win his first major championship by a margin of six shots or more, joining Tiger Woods, Louis Oosthuizen, and Rory McIlroy.
Lowry entered the final round with a four-shot lead, the same margin he held after the third round of the 2016 U.S. Open. Because Shane won Sunday, Greg Norman remains the only player in major championship history to lose multiple 54-hole leads of four strokes or more.
Ten years after taking the Irish Open title as an amateur, Shane Lowry is the Champion Golfer of the Year. Lowry is the fifth player since 1960 to win both the Irish Open and The Open Championship. The others in that span: McIlroy, Sir Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros and Padraig Harrington.
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- Full BritishOpen report > https://www.theopen.com/latest/2019/07/the148thopen/shane-lowry-becomes-champion-golfer
- More about the "4shotsRule" > https://caddieplayer.com/news/190-research-successfully-presented-at-the-university-of-st-andrews
J.B. Holmes BritishOpen scoring