MAJOR FINISH: Brooks Koepka finished tied for fourth, and was inside the top 10 for all four majors this year. NOTEABLE: It was the first time a winner shot an over-par round at the British Open since Tom Lehman shot 73 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in 1996.
NOTED: The win by the 33rd-ranked Lowry ended a streak of 11 straight majors with a winner in the top 25 of the world ranking. CONSOLATION PRIZE: By tying for fourth, Lee Westwood will receive an invitation to the Masters after missing the last two. Scotland's Robert McIntyre, a qualifier for this Open, will play next year after finishing tied for sixth.
NEXT: The Open will be at Royal St. Georges next year. QUOTABLE: "He kept on my back all day, kept talking to me, he kept in my ear. I kept on telling him how nervous I was, how scared I was, how much I didn't want to mess it up." — Lowry, talking about his caddie, Bo Martin.