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Who won the Open Championship 2021?

Collin Morikawa won the Claret Jug, and the largest first-place prize in British Open history. Collin Morikawa won his second career major title on Sunday at Royal St. George's, and with it, he also won the biggest prize in Open Championship history: $2.07 million. si.com2021 British Open: Final Purse, Prize Money, Payouts From Open Championship at Royal St. George's

Who leads the open?

Collin Morikawa is in the lead after disaster for Louis Oosthuizen. Collin Morikawa has taken the lead at the Open Championship. Morikawa's third shot on the par 5 No. 7 from just short of the green was a brilliant little runner up to a few feet from the pin. The Athletic2021 British Open: Collin Morikawa wins the 149th Open Championship; full leaderboard

Who made the cut for the British Open 2021?

A day after Bryson DeChambeau ignited a controversy by saying that his driver “sucks,” the 2020 U.S. Open champion shot an even-par 70 and made the cut on the number at the 2021 British Open at Royal St. George's. usatoday.comBryson DeChambeau makes the cut at the 2021 British Open, then apologizes again for saying his driver 'sucks'

Who won the Open at Royal St Georges?

Collin Morikawa is the Champion Golfer of the Year after he produced a stunning final-day charge to win The 149th Open at Royal St George's. The American beat Jordan Spieth by two shots in the Sandwich sunshine after a flawless round of 66 to take home the Claret Jug on his Open debut. The OpenMajestic Morikawa lifts Claret Jug on Open debut | The 149th Open | Royal St George's

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2021 Open Championship: Winners and Losers from England

Pro Golf Now 19 July, 2021 - 12:00am

US golfer Collin Morikawa poses for pictures with the Claret Jug, the trophy for the Champion Golfer of the Year, after winning the 149th British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's, Sandwich in south-east England on July 18, 2021. - - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Each week on the PGA Tour, there are players who fare better than expected, while there are others who don’t live up to their expectations. Here are Pro Golf Now, we call them winners and losers. Here are the winners and losers from the 2021 Open Championship.

Collin Morikawa – What an .

“>impressive performance from the young superstar. He won his second major championship in his eighth start. It was also his first start in the Open Championship. He adapted to links golf very nicely, thank you. The future is extremely bright for Morikawa.

Jordan Spieth – He wasn’t quite able to finish it off, but this was still a good week for the former Open champion. He shot a 66 on Sunday to finish two shots behind Morikawa, solidifying that he’s back among the game’s elite players.

Louis Oosthuizen – He keeps contending in majors and it’s just a matter of time before he wins another one. From Thursday through Saturday, Oosthuizen was the best player in the field. He just couldn’t close it out on Sunday.

Jon Rahm – He came up just short of winning back-to-back majors, finishing T3 this week. Rahm is the best player in the world right now and will be the favorite to win the Masters.

Dylan Frittelli – The South African tied his best-ever finish in a major with a fifth-place showing. For someone with only 14 major championship starts, Frittelli should be pleased with how he finished his week.

Patrick Cantlay – The world’s seventh-ranked player, Cantlay did not have his best this week. He shot 74 on Thursday to basically take himself out of the mix for the weekend. He came back with a 69 on Friday but still missed the cut.

Patrick Reed – Ranked ninth in the world, Reed wasn’t awful this week. But he also wasn’t good enough to make the cut. His rounds of 72 (Thursday) and 71 (Friday) left him on the outside looking in at the weekend.

Tyrrell Hatton – The world’s 10th-ranked player, Hatton missed the cut and had a fit on Friday. He made an obscene gesture toward a fan and broke a club during his Friday round, where he missed the cut by one shot.

Stewart Cink – The 2009 Open Championship winner shot 66 on Thursday, putting himself in a very nice position. But a 77 on Friday dropped him out of contention, and outside the cut line.

Phil Mickelson – Lefty had a brutal day on Thursday, shooting a 10-over par 80. He was in last place after one round of play. He did shoot a 72 on Friday to climb out of last but he missed the cut by 11 shots.

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The Latest: Morikawa is the champion golfer of the year

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United States' Jordan Spieth plays out of the rough on the 8th fairway during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Saturday, July 17, 2021.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy putts on the 9th green during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

Spain's Jon Rahm tees off from the 1st hole during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen looks at the line of his putt on the 17th green during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Saturday, July 17, 2021.

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen putts on the 3rd hole during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

United States' Collin Morikawa gives his ball to his caddie on the 3rd hole during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

United States' Jordan Spieth chips onto the 2nd green during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

United States' Collin Morikawa hits his tee shot on the 6th hole during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

United States' Jordan Spieth plays his tee shot on the 3rd tee during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

United States' Jordan Spieth celebrates an eagle on the 7th green during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

United States' Collin Morikawa plays a shot on the 10th from the rough during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

United States' Collin Morikawa celebrates after a birdie putt on the 14th hole during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

United States' Jordan Spieth plays out of the rough on the 8th fairway during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Saturday, July 17, 2021.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy putts on the 9th green during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

Spain's Jon Rahm tees off from the 1st hole during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen looks at the line of his putt on the 17th green during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Saturday, July 17, 2021.

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen putts on the 3rd hole during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

United States' Collin Morikawa gives his ball to his caddie on the 3rd hole during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

United States' Jordan Spieth chips onto the 2nd green during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

United States' Collin Morikawa hits his tee shot on the 6th hole during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

United States' Jordan Spieth plays his tee shot on the 3rd tee during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

United States' Jordan Spieth celebrates an eagle on the 7th green during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

United States' Collin Morikawa plays a shot on the 10th from the rough during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

United States' Collin Morikawa celebrates after a birdie putt on the 14th hole during the final round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

SANDWICH, England (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local):

Collin Morikawa is the champion golfer of the year.

Morikawa captured the British Open on Sunday for his second major championship in two years. It was his first time playing the British Open, just like it was his first time playing the PGA Championship when he won at Harding Park last year.

The 24-year-old American remarkably played the final 31 holes at Royal St. George's without a bogey. Starting the final round one shot behind, he closed with a 66 for a two-shot victory over Jordan Spieth.

For Louis Oosthuizen, it was more heartbreak. The South African fell out of the lead with a bunker-to-bunker bogey on the par-5 seventh hole. He was four behind Morikawa at the turn and never could catch up.

Oosthuizen was runner-up in the last two majors. He tied for third with U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm.

Spieth was left to rue his bogey-bogey finish on Saturday, including a 2-foot par putt he missed on the 18th. Spieth shot a 66.

Morikawa finished at 15-under 265. That's the lowest score in the 15 times the British Open has been played at Royal St. George's.

Morikawa now has five victories in his two years since turning pro. That includes two majors and a World Golf Championship. He moves to No. 3 in the world.

Collin Morikawa is closing in on the claret jug.

Morikawa was leading by one shot when his wedge to the par-5 14h failed to stay on the top ledge. No problem. The 24-year-old American rolled in a 20-foot birdie putt to extend his lead to two shots over Jordan Spieth.

Still to come are the final four holes for Morikawa. Spieth narrowly missed long birdie chances on the 15th and 16th holes and was running out of holes.

Morikawa has gone 27 consecutive holes without making a bogey dating to the fifth hole of the third round at Royal St. George's.

Jordan Spieth has reduced Collin Morikawa's lead to one shot at the British Open.

Spieth followed up a 12-foot birdie putt at the 13th hole by hitting a wedge to 6 feet at the par-15 No. 14 and making another putt for birdie.

He has four birdies in six holes and moved to 13 under.

Morikawa has four straight pars on the back nine being played in glorious late-afternoon conditions at the links off Sandwich Bay.

Collin Morikawa has made it to the turn with a three-shot lead at Royal St. George's.

He made putts from 6 feet at No. 8 and around 15 feet at No. 9 to make it three straight birdies. He is at 14 under.

Louis Oosthuizen has yet to make a birdie in his final round and is 2 over for the day, four strokes behind Morikawa. He started with a two-stroke lead.

Oosthuizen has been overtaken by Jordan Spieth, who has rolled in back-to-back birdies around the turn and is in second place.

Dustin Johnson birdied the last hole for a 67 and was 7 under for the tournament.

Louis Oosthuizen is out of the lead at the British Open for the first time since the 12th hole of the second round.

He bogeyed the par-5 seventh hole after going from one greenside bunker to another and leaving himself an awkward position to get near the pin. He two-putted from distance and fell two shots behind Collin Morikawa.

Morikawa had a tap-in birdie at a hole where Jordan Spieth and Corey Conners had just made eagle, and was 12 under for the tournament.

Spieth is three shots behind Morikawa.

Brooks Koepka shot 65 and has the clubhouse lead at 8 under.

Louis Oosthuizen has made his first bogey on the front nine all week at the British Open.

He missed the green short and right of the fourth hole and took the safe route by playing well beyond the flag to use the slope. He still had 25 feet for par and missed.

Collin Morikawa also missed the green but saved his par with a 10-foot putt. That left them tied at 11-under par.

Jordan Spieth spent his first hour making tough par putts. He finally missed on the fourth hole and remains three shots behind.

The idea for Sunday at Royal St. George's is to get through the opening five holes without too much damage. Most of the scoring in the final round has started on the sixth.

Louis Oosthuizen has started his final round of the British Open, his latest bid to finally get another major.

No one has played them better this year without winning.

Oosthuizen has been atop the leaderboard in six of his last 10 rounds in the majors — just never after the final round. The 38-year-old South African has been runner-up in the last two majors. His mentor, Ernie Els, is the only player in history to be runner-up in three straight majors.

Oosthuizen had a one-shot lead over Collin Morikawa, who is going after his second major at age 24. Both had 15-foot birdie chances on the opening hole and settled for pars.

Jon Rahm sets out to try to become the first player since Tiger Woods in 2000 to win the U.S. Open and British Open in the same year.

Recent history is not on his side.

Phil Mickelson in the 2013 British Open at Muirfield is the last player to win a major when starting the final round more than four shots out of the lead. Rahm shot a 65 on Saturday to get within five shots of the lead.

Mickelson had eight players ahead of him when he rallied from five shots behind at Muirfield. Rahm only had five players in front of him. Mickelson closed a 66, one of the great rounds in British Open history. Rahm might need something similar.

On another perfect day, there already have been been three rounds of 65 and two rounds of 66. Brooks Koepka is 5 under for his round through 12 holes.

Bryson DeChambeau finished a challenging week at the British Open with a 5-under 65 and a belief he can challenge for the claret jug at St. Andrews next year.

DeChambeau was bogey-free around Royal St. George’s in his final round and shot in the 60s for the first time in a week in which he got embroiled in a row with his club manufacturer and saw his beef with Brooks Koepka continue.

DeChambeau says he “understood a little bit more how to play Open Championship-style golf” and could have shot 9 under if he’d been better on the greens.

He expects to play the Scottish Open next year, a week before the British Open at the home of golf. He has never played the Old Course.

DeChambeau says “if I can drive it really well, I think there’ll be a lot of opportunities. I’ve heard that. Hey, maybe next year is the golden ticket for me.”

Lee Westwood soon will be setting the record for playing in the most majors without winning one.

That's not stopping the 48-year-old Englishman enjoying himself in the final round at the British Open.

Westwood rolled in a long putt from the back of the green at the par-3 seventh hole for eagle and that brought him back into the red numbers at Royal St. George's.

Still, at 1 under, he is 11 shots off the lead in his 88th major appearance.

Jay Haas previously held the men's record for most majors without a win, at 87.

Rickie Fowler shot 5-under 65 for the lowest round so far.

The sun is shining, the sky is blue and cloudless, and the flags are barely fluttering atop the grandstand at No. 18 that will be welcoming a British Open champion in about eight hours.

The final round is well underway at Royal St. George's and the conditions couldn't be more pleasant for the world's best golfers.

Louis Oosthuizen leads on 12-under 198 and is looking to end a run of near misses at the majors to win his second claret jug after 2010.

The South African is a shot clear of former PGA champion Collin Morikawa and they go out at 2.35 p.m. local time. Three-time major champion Jordan Spieth is a further two strokes back.

There has been some decent scoring already. Kevin Kisner went out on his own at 8 a.m. and shot 68. Brendan Steele was 4 under and bogey-free at the turn.

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