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Northern Ireland amateur Rory McIlroy chips out of a greenside bunker on the first

Leading amateur Rory McIlroy is among the early starters in the Sunday morning rain and he opens with a par at the first

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy acknowledges the crowd on the 18th

And the Northern Ireland teenager sinks a birdie on the last as he wins the silver medal as the lowest scoring amateur

Scott Verplank and his caddie shelter from the rain

It is fairly lashing it down on the east coast of Scotland and Scott Verplank is suffering, dropping six shots in nine holes

Tiger Woods dries his putter on the first

The heavy rain turns to light drizzle as Tiger Woods' charge starts with birdies at four and five to move to three under

Sergio Garcia (in green, bottom left) strolls down the first at Carnoustie

Sergio Garcia, leader by three, strolls down the first after a perfect tee shot as he looks to win his first major

South Africa's Ernie Els

Ernie Els sinks three birdies in his opening six holes but his threat never really materialises and he finishes five under

Richard Green (left) and caddie on the 15th

Sunday's biggest mover is Australia's Richard Green who equals the course record with a 64 to also finish five under

Tiger Woods

Woods' challenge stutters with bogeys on eight and 11 and despite two birdies on the back nine, he finishes two under

A Royal & Ancient official tells Anders Romero where to drop his ball after finding gorse on the 12th

Argentina's Andres Romero makes a charge but a double-bogey at 12 checks his progress

Sergio Garcia

Garcia, meanwhile, shows the first signs of frailty with bogeys at five, seven and eight to drop him back to seven under

Steve Stricker splashes out of a bunker

Steve Stricker fails to repeat his third-round form and drops a shot on the outward nine, eventually finishing three under

Padraig Harrington plays out of a bunker

Ireland's Padraig Harrington is going about his work quietly, but nudges in four birdies to creep onto seven under

Andres Romero celebrates a birdie on 15

Romero bounces back with four successive birdies but drops three shots on 17 and 18 to end his challenge on six under

Sergio Garcia celebrates a birdie on 13

Garcia battles back with a string of four pars before birdies on 12 and 13 move him back to nine under par

Ireland's Padraig Harrington acknowledges the crowd

Harrington continues on his steady way and knocks in an eagle putt on 14 to join Garcia at the top of the leaderboard

Padraig Harrington hits his fifth shot on the 18th

However, Harrington visits the Barry Burn on the 18th twice to double-bogey and card a 67 for a seven under finish

Sergio Garcia reacts after missing a putt to win The Open

Garcia needs a par on the last to win, but slides an eight-foot putt wide to set up a four-hole play-off with Harrington

Sergio Garcia plays out of a greenside bunker on the first play-off hole

The first play-off hole sees Garcia make five after finding the greenside bunker, while Harrington sinks a birdie putt

Padraig Harrington celebrates after winning The Open

Harrington takes his two-shot lead through 16 and 17 and sinks a four-foot bogey putt on 18 to win The Open

Ireland's Padraig Harrington with the Claret Jug

And all that is left is for Harrington to be officially named as "Champion Golfer for the Year" and pick up the Claret Jug



SEE ALSO
The Open day three photos
21 Jul 07 |  Golf
The Open day two photos
20 Jul 07 |  Golf
The Open day one photos
19 Jul 07 |  Golf


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