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.”
— The Open (@TheOpen) July 21, 2017
Thanks for the memories, Mark!