Australian Cameron Smith took his season earnings past a remarkable $13.5 million by becoming the fifth Australian to win the British Open.
The 28-year-old Queenslander produced a stunning final-round 64 to lift the Claret Jug on Sunday by matching the British Open record of 20-under-par.
The Australian held off playing partner Cameron Young by one shot, while there was heartbreak for third-place Rory McIlroy, whose eight-year wait to win another major goes on.
Smith claimed the $US2.5 million winners’ cheque, his second big collect after claiming the whopping $US3.6 million first prize on offer at The Players Championship.
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