British Open Round 4 in photos, stats, and tweets
All the GIFs, stats, tweets, and commentary you can handle from the final day at Hoylake.
Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler made it enjoyable but in the end this was always Rory McIlroy's tournament. If you missed anything on Sunday I live blogged the entire thing.
Here's a recap:
1:11 p.m. -- This thing is over and it was a blast. Rory McIlroy will be your 2014 British Open champion and the career slam is 72 holes away.
1:10 p.m. -- I am.
Mini fist pump for McIlroy. He knows. Augusta, you ready for the Rory show?— Shane Bacon (@shanebacon) July 20, 2014
1:01 p.m. -- Sergio just keeps hitting big-time shots and it just won't be enough. He picked the wrong week (again) to play great at a major.
12:52 p.m. -- Rory just had somebody tossed on the par-5 16th after banging that drive nearly 400 yards. He's full Tiger right now.
12:51 p.m. -- This is terrific.
GMac, always classy. Says that he's envious and respectful "of the curly-haired kid." #TheOpen— Jay Coffin (@JayCoffinGC) July 20, 2014
12:45 p.m. -- Haha, 360 with your driver on No. 16 with a three-shot lead. Well done, McIlroy, well done. Enjoy the beverages from that jug.
12:42 p.m. -- A 6-iron from 244 yards for Sergio? My gosh!
12:32 p.m. -- The golf gods woke up after sleeping in. Sergio just took two shots to get out of the bunker on No. 15.
12:23 p.m. -- This sums up Sergio Garcia's day pretty nicely.
12:19 p.m. -- Whatever happens Sergio has been a monster down the stretch. Color me impressed (and glad that I picked him).
12:12 p.m. -- Hah.
There's no way that both Monty and Sergio can win a major in the same year.— Adam Sarson (@Adam_Sarson) July 20, 2014
12:08 p.m. -- Rory just yanked one ito the long stuff. Sergio is still in it. What if he steals it at the end?!
11:55 a.m. -- That Sergio shot off the grantstands reminded me of this:
11:53 a.m. -- If we can't have Tiger on Sunday at a major, Sergio is the next best thing. No matter what happens he's always entertaining.
11:37 a.m. -- McIlroy moves the lead back to three with a tap-in birdie. Sergio might need two more eagles coming in.
11:24 a.m. -- This is tremendous. Wow.
11:09 a.m. -- This is everything:
11:05 a.m. -- Why do ESPN's cameras distort colors so much when they show slo-mo shots? Rory's pink shirt looks orange.
11:00 a.m. -- Is it reading too much into it to think that having a big lead actually hurts you more than it helps you because once you start flailing you think 'there's no way this can happen, is there' and then it happens?
10:58 a.m. -- This made me laugh.
Nike shirts have adjustable collars, yes?— Kevin Van Valkenburg (@KVanValkenburg) July 20, 2014
10:56 a.m. -- Rory makes two straight bogeys. The lead is three over Sergio.
10:50 a.m. -- Here's Rickie Fowler's Sunday Oklahoma State gear:
10:44 a.m. -- I badly want Sergio to get involved in this tournament.
10:38 a.m. -- Haha!
Has anyone ever lost a ball in a drop zone? #OpenChampionship— Matt Ginella (@MattGinellaGC) July 20, 2014
10:19 a.m. -- This is crazy:
Rory McIlroy would be the 1st European player in history to win 3 different prof. majors with a victory today.— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) July 20, 2014
9:53 a.m. -- Rory birdies No. 1. So long, field.
9:47 a.m. -- I don't think Rory's caddie has smiled all week which is pretty awesome considering the circumstances.
9:43 a.m. -- Rory looks crazy nervous. Hits his driver 596 yards off the first.
9:36 a.m. -- Here we go..
9:20 a.m. -- Tremendous piece here in the New York Times about golfers losing their clubs when traveling. It sounds boring but it's kind of fascinating.
9:07 a.m. -- If tournaments offered a channel only showing dudes hitting on the range with Pro Tracer involved I'd watch that until the leaders teed off.
9:04 a.m. -- Here's that Tiger column by the way. Hope you enjoy my hot take.
9:03 a.m. -- Tiger would know...
Tiger on Rory: "When he gets it going, he gets it going. When it gets going bad, it gets going real bad. It's one or the other."— Mike O'Malley (@GD_MikeO) July 20, 2014
8:48 a.m. -- The hot takes on Tiger are scalding right now. He just shot 294 for the week, 24 off the pace he set in 2006. Column coming soon.
8:21 a.m. -- Hah!
"I have to go out and play the best round I can ... and hope that includes 10 birdies." --Adam Scott who is -6, 10 off Rory McIlroy's pace— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 20, 2014
8:07 a.m. -- Snakes on a course!
8:05 a.m. -- Yep, we've reached this portion of the tournament:
Tom Watson asked us what Tiger was doing today. Told a few over par he said, “Well that’s not good!”— Geoff Shackelford (@GeoffShac) July 20, 2014
7:24 a.m. -- Breakfast time for me.
7:23 a.m. -- Tom Watson ends as the low Watson and low TW. That's tremendous.
7:20 a.m. -- The orange shirt and black pants look for Rickie Fowler is so much better than the all-orange thing. Eons better.
7:13 a.m. -- Can you in-game wager on Tiger not doing interviews after his round?
7:08 a.m. -- Tom Watson is 3 under on the day. That's six shots better than Tiger Woods.
6:45 a.m. -- [Wakes up, Tiger barely misses fairway and drops a monster f-bomb.] He's 21 shots back of the lead. I might go back to bed.
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