JB Holmes’ horrific final round at The Open cost him more than half million pounds in prize money | JB HOLMES’ shocking final round at The Open cost him a whopping £525,029. The American shot 16-over-par 87 – which is the highest score in a final rou

JB Holmes’ horrific final round at The Open cost him more than half million pounds in prize money

JB Holmes’ horrific final round at The Open cost him more than half million pounds in prize money

JB Holmes’ horrific final round at The Open cost him more than half million pounds in prize money

JB Holmes’ horrific final round at The Open cost him more than half million pounds in prize money

JB Holmes’ horrific final round at The Open cost him more than half million pounds in prize money

JB Holmes’ horrific final round at The Open cost him more than half million pounds in prize money
JB Holmes’ horrific final round at The Open cost him more than half million pounds in prize money
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JB HOLMES' shocking final round at The Open cost him a whopping £525,029.

The American shot 16-over-par 87 - which is the highest score in a final round by any player in the competition since 1966.

 JB Holmes finished 67th in the tournament after his poor performance
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JB Holmes finished 67th in the tournament after his poor performanceCredit: PA:Press Association

Holmes, who is a notoriously slow player, struggled in difficult conditions at Royal Portrush on Sunday.

Going into Day 4, the 37-year-old was in a tie for third with a score of -10 overall.

But he plummeted down the leader board after four double bogeys and a triple bogey on the 11th hole.

The American finished 67th in the tournament - which is his lowest ranking in a major since the 2009 Open Championship.

He would have pocketed $718,000 (£574,000) if he finished third, but instead went home with a prize of around £48000.

And he infuriated golfing partner Brooks Koepka by his slow pace throughout the day.

Koepka said: "J.B had a rough day. J.B is a slow player. I know it's difficult with the wind, but I didn't think he was that bad today.

"I thought he was all right. there were times where I thought it was slow. There's a lot of slow guys out there.

"What I don't understand is when it's your turn to hit, your glove is not on, then you start thinking about it - that's where the problem lies.

"It's not that he takes that long. He doesn't do anything until his turn.

"That's the frustrating part. But he's not the only one that does it out here.

"But like I said, it wasn't that bad today. It really wasn't. It was slow, but it wasn't that bad for his usual pace.

"It was relatively quick for what he usually does."

Irishman Shane Lowry wins The Open 2019 in Portrush
Shane Lowry sets sights on Olympic gold as Open champion get’s hero’s welcome in hometown Clara

Shane Lowry sets sights on Olympic gold as Open champion get’s hero’s welcome in hometown Clara

SHANE LOWRY wants to add Olympic gold to his Open success after proving at Royal Portrush that he has “the balls” to win big.

He looks certain to join Rory McIlroy on the plane to Japan next summer and admits he’d relish the chance to lead the Irish team out at the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo after being heavily criticised for pulling out of the 2016 Game citing fears over the Zika virus.

 Shane Lowry has set his sights on Olympic gold
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Shane Lowry has set his sights on Olympic goldCredit: Inpho
 The 2019 Open Champion received a hero's welcome in his hometown Clara
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The 2019 Open Champion received a hero's welcome in his hometown ClaraCredit: Sportsfile - Subscription

Now that he has his hands on the silver Claret Jug, he’d love nothing better than to win Ireland’s first gold medal in golf and even follow in the footsteps of boxers Katie Taylor and Paddy Barnes as the flag bearer.

Lowry, who is 10th in the Olympic Ranking, said: “It will be incredible, won’t it?”

“I missed the last one. I got a lot of stick for that. I had my own reasons. But this has gone a long way to putting me on the ‘plane for Japan.”

Asked if he would like to carry the Irish tricolour into the stadium, if asked, he said: ”Absolutely!

“I’m very excited to be going. We’ll be going over the week after the Open next year for the opening ceremony so to be around all that will be pretty cool.

“Wins are hard to go by but hopefully I can got there and bring a medal home.”

For now he’s happy with the Claret Jug after a win he described as “surreal”.
Lowry, 32, was lauded by thousands of fans at a homecoming parade in Clara, County Offaly, on Tuesday evening.

Wins are hard to go by but hopefully I can got there and bring a medal home

Shane Lowry

Speaking at the event, he added: “I can't stop looking at my name on it.

“I said to Bo, walking down 18 on Sunday, ‘I can’t believe this happening to me, I just cannot believe it’.

“I’m standing there and I’m trying to take the whole thing in and I just can’t. I don’t have enough time to take it all in.

“You’d love to be able to stand there forever. It’s the most amazing feeling in the world.”
Making Padraig Harrington’s Ryder Cup team for Whistling Straits is the big goal now and he admits the bigger the event, the more he enjoys it.

“I had a good chance to make the team a few years ago and I didn’t and I was very jealous, envious of the guys playing, and I just want to experience it, “ he said.

“I’m ambitious and I don’t want to miss out on it, I want to see what it’s like and obviously next year, to play with Paddy as captain would be great as well.”

Believing he’d be a tough opponent for anyone, he said: “The way my game is, I drive the ball alright and I chip quite well and if I hole a few putts I can be dangerous, any given week.”

After proving he had guts to win major, he knows he will be feared and respected from now on.

“You always have doubts about if you’re good enough to get the job done, or if you put yourself in the position, do you have the balls,” he said.

“Literally, that’s what it is, do you have the balls to go out there and do it because that’s what it takes.”

Paul Casey plays a literal bunker shot in practice for the Open
Lowry reveals he was singing viral kids’ hit ‘Baby Shark’ throughout Open final round… as he had played it to baby Iris in car

Lowry reveals he was singing viral kids’ hit ‘Baby Shark’ throughout Open final round… as he had played it to baby Iris in car

SHANE LOWRY was the biggest predator at The Open but he revealed he was singing kids hit "Baby Shark" all the way around on Sunday.

The Offaly man's two-year old daughter Iris joined him in the car on the way to Royal Portrush for the biggest round of his career.

 Shane Lowry has revealed he was singing kids hit 'Baby Shark' around the course throughout the final round at The Open
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Shane Lowry has revealed he was singing kids hit 'Baby Shark' around the course throughout the final round at The OpenCredit: Sportsfile - Subscription

He revealed: "We had to listen to 'Baby Shark' on the way to the course to keep Iris quiet. I swear to God, that’s true.

"We were going around the course singing Baby Shark."

The tune may have helped Lowry keep calm and turn a four-shot lead into a six-shot win and his first major title.

He was so nervous before the round, he admitted he felt sick.

Lowry said: "I hardly had anything on Sunday.

"I had two small slices of brown bread, one slice of bacon and I’d say, one egg scrambled.

"And I didn’t have any lunch. I had a banana and a protein bar on the course just to keep me going.

"I felt sick with nerves all day, even on the course.

"The rest of the week we ate quite well but Sunday was quite hard."

Shane Lowry beams as he belts out the Fields of Athenry as he celebrates Open win in Dublin pub
Ryder Cup 2026 goes to Adare Manor in Ireland owned by racecourse tycoon JP McManus where green fees are £300 a round

Ryder Cup 2026 goes to Adare Manor in Ireland owned by racecourse tycoon JP McManus where green fees are £300 a round

IRISH billionaire JP McManus has won the Ryder Cup – just days after fellow countryman Shane Lowry’s emotional victory at The Open.

The European Tour have announced that the Ryder Cup is heading back to Ireland in 2026 and will be held at McManus’s luxury golf resort Adare Manor.

 Ryder Cup hero Rory McIlroy plays a shot at Adare Manor in 2018
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Ryder Cup hero Rory McIlroy plays a shot at Adare Manor in 2018Credit: Inpho
 Adare Manor was voted Ireland's top hotel in 2018
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Adare Manor was voted Ireland's top hotel in 2018

Racehorse tycoon and former Manchester United owner McManus made it his personal goal to bring the Ryder Cup to the venue, which he bought for £27million in 2014 and has spent a further £60million revamping it.

The renovated course at Adare Manor reopened two years ago, and became the most expensive course in Ireland with green fees of £300 a round.

Guy Kinnings, European Ryder Cup Director, said: “JP has shown unwavering support for golf and the European Tour over many years and we are delighted that Adare Manor will be the venue to showcase the next chapter in Ireland’s Ryder Cup story in seven years’ time.

“Aside from having provided three Captains over the past four editions, in addition to world-class talent such as Rory McIlroy, Irish players such as the late Christy O’Connor Jnr, Philip Walton, Eamonn Darcy, Graeme McDowell and Paul McGinley are intrinsically linked with providing Europe’s winning moments over the years.

“Added to that the fact that Irish golf fans are rightly recognised as some of the most knowledgeable and passionate in the world, as was shown during Shane Lowry’s emotional Open Championship triumph at Royal Portrush on Sunday, there was no question in our minds that the time was right."

The tournament is expected to be worth £140million to the Irish economy.

 JP McManus bought Adare Manor for £27million in 2014
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JP McManus bought Adare Manor for £27million in 2014Credit: KAL / McDonalds
 Adare Manor is a 19th century manor house now a luxury hotel
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Adare Manor is a 19th century manor house now a luxury hotelCredit: Alamy
 JP McManus spent £60m revamping the resort and golf course, including hi-tech drainage
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JP McManus spent £60m revamping the resort and golf course, including hi-tech drainage
 Man City manager Pep Guardiola, racehorse owner JP McManus, Rory McIlroy, Irish businessmen Dermot Desmond and former jockey AP McCoy pose for a photograph on the 1st tee during a pro-am
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Man City manager Pep Guardiola, racehorse owner JP McManus, Rory McIlroy, Irish businessmen Dermot Desmond and former jockey AP McCoy pose for a photograph on the 1st tee during a pro-amCredit: Reuters

The course at Adare Manor was built in 1995 and hosted the Irish Open in 2007 and 2008.

It beat competition to host the Ryder Cup from The Belfry, which has undergone a £30million refit and has hosted the Ryder Cup on a record four occasions, the last time coming in 2002.

Ireland previously staged the Ryder Cup in 2006, when Ian Woosnam’s European team, inspired by an emotional Darren Clarke following the loss of his wife, beat the US by a record-equalling nine points at The K Club.

Adare Manor is the most expensive course in Ireland with green fees of £300 a round.

It  features the innovative SubAir technology beneath every putting surface offering a drainage system seen at just a few golf courses around the world – including the Augusta National.

Rooms at the hotel cost up to £1,500 a night for a 'signature suite'.

McManus said: “I am delighted that the prestigious Ryder Cup will return to Ireland.

"We were very happy that Adare Manor was chosen as the venue for this world renowned tournament in 2026 and we look forward to welcoming our worldwide visitors.

“It is a wonderful tribute to the many great Irish golf ambassadors and success stories Ireland has had in golf over the years and a nice follow on from Shane’s momentous Open win on Sunday in Portrush.

"The nation was behind Shane, it was a great achievement and very well deserved.

“I am confident that the people of Ireland will get behind The Ryder Cup and take the opportunity to showcase Ireland on the world stage and ensure that the 2026 Ryder Cup will be an outstanding success.”

 Darren Clarke celebrates winning the Ryder Cup in Ireland in 2006
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Darren Clarke celebrates winning the Ryder Cup in Ireland in 2006Credit: AFP - Getty
 Huge 70-1 outsider Shane Lowry blew away the field to win The Open and pocket a cheque for £1.5million
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Huge 70-1 outsider Shane Lowry blew away the field to win The Open and pocket a cheque for £1.5million

The Ryder Cup news caps a spectacular week for Irish golf that saw Offaly man Shane Lowry win The Open at Royal Portrush.

Mr McManus will be responsible for any spending at Adare Manor to get it ready for the best golfers in the world.

More than 270,000 people attended last September's contest at Le Golf National just outside Paris to see Europe defeat the US.

Spectators came from 90 different countries to see players including Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

Today's announcement is likely to fuel interest in the JP McManus Pro-Am which takes place in Adare next July.

Europe will defend the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin next year.

Shane Lowry beams as he belts out the Fields of Athenry as he celebrates Open win in Dublin pub
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