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Cameron Smith wins, reaction, Rory McIlroy

Cameron Smith is being credited with one of major golf’s great final rounds after his eight-under 64 saw him win The Open Championship by one shot on Monday.

Smith fired a whopping eight birdies — six of which were on the back nine — as the Australian’s putter ran hot at St Andrews.

In the end, Smith posted 20-under for the tournament which saw him outlast America’s Cameron Young at 19-under, and Rory McIlroy at 18-under.

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Former Masters champion Trevor Immelman said that Smith’s putting was “some of the best ever seen under this pressure”.

By comparison, McIlroy played well from tee-to-green but had 36 putts for the day, with only two birdies on his card.

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