Russell Knox wins Irish Open at Ballyliffin

Rahm almost holed his approach at the par-four last

Rahm almost holed his approach at the par-four last

The duo were locked together on 14 under after 72 holes, with the fourth Rolex Series event of the season producing unforgettable drama at Ballyliffin Golf Club.

Earlier, the Scot had holed a 40-footer on the same green for a birdie that turned out to be good enough to tie Fox at 14 under par.

The New Zealander had that putt for the title but missed on the high side and the pair were left to go back up the last.

Meanwhile, Knox's victory moves him back inside the World's top 50, a week after guaranteeing his spot at the 147th Open with a 2nd place finish at the Open de France.

It also offers some redemption on Irish soil after the 33-year-old finished second to Rory McIlroy at this event in 2016. I'm so happy. I said (on the play-off hole) we've already made this putt, it can't be too hard. "These things happen. People hole putts to win tournaments". I mean, that's a bit of a bonus. "This is a heck of a start but I feel I have more to go".

"It's been an eye-opener to see how much goes into running a golf tournament and it's been great for me, especially for the future", McIlroy added.


"I thought my chances had slipped on 17 to be honest, failing to make birdie", Knox said.

The victory earned Knox a prize of nearly £890,000 and his first win since the Travelers Championship in the U.S. in 2016 as he moves up to fifth place in the Race to Dubai standings. I stood over the putt.

Van Rooyen's four-stroke lead was cancelled out when Fox birdied the 11th to join the South African on 12 under.

World number five Rahm looked out of contention following a triple bogey at the second but an eagle at the sixth undid some of the damage and his four closing birdies included a tap-in at the 18th after his wedge approach hit the pin.

"This probably isn't going to be the last time that I'm involved in a golf tournament and it's been great in terms of who we've been able to help and what we've achieved from a charitable standpoint". The leading four players not already exempt from the top-12 finishers qualified. I read the putt and I was like, just don't aim.

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