O’Meara Closes Open Career With Impressive Final Round

At 60-years-old, American Mark O’Meara was teeing it up for the final time at The Open Championship. And the 1998 winner at Royal Birkdale finished in glorious style.

 
Following an opening-round 81, the two-time major champion closed out his British Open career with an impressive even-par 70.

After his final putt, O’Meara walked off the 18th to a thunderous applause. As he made his way to the scorer’s tent for the final time, O’Meara stopped to speak to Martin Slumbers, the chief executive of the R&A.

The winner of the 127th Open title was overcome with emotions, and simply said, “it’s the greatest championship… the greatest walk. Thanks for making it special.”

Thanks for the memories, Mark!

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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