And so, after four glorious, largely sun-soaked days at Carnoustie, the end is here and Francesco Molinari is champion golfer for 2018.
The Italian battled the windy conditions and challenges at varying times of the day from Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy to win The Open.
A dramatic day full of plots and subplots played out in front of the watching world but, as ever, there were stories away from the main action that may have missed your attention.
But don't worry, we have you covered with our final daily diary of the 2018 Open Championship.
KANE IS ABLE WITH THE CLUBS
Harry Kane captained England to their best finish at a World Cup since 1990 in Russia, with the Three Lions falling short in a semi-final defeat to Croatia.
The Tottenham striker now has a bit of downtime on his hands as he recuperates ahead of the new Premier League season and made the venture north to Carnoustie for The Open.
Asked who the best golfer in the England team is, Kane was none too modest, saying: "I'm probably up there, I've probably got the lowest handicap."
Although, he did add that goalkeeper Jack Butland is a dab hand with the clubs.
YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON
The strengthening winds blowing around the Angus links course proved troublesome to players and spectators alike.
When Beau Hossler – first man out and playing alongside marker Keir McNicoll – stepped up to the 16th tee, he had to contend with an unexpected interruption.
A spectator's hat blew off his head and across Hossler's line of sight, although the young American did see the funny side at least.
DAVIS IS AMBIDEXTROUS
Cameron Davis enjoyed a surge among the early starters on Sunday and, judging by this video posted by The Open, it's not hard to see why.
The Australian proved his ambidextrous skills with a series of pitches using both his left and right hands...
No one likes a show off, Cameron...
MAGIC MARKER HAS MOMENT TO SAVOUR
Speaking of the aforementioned marker, McNicoll – the assistant pro at Carnoustie – had a moment to remember on the 18th.
Putting from off the green, the 34-year-old – playing with Hossler due to an odd number of players making the cut – sank his effort with the flat stick.
Well, if anyone should play well here, it should be McNicoll, who was born and bred in Carnoustie.
CRICKET NOT KNOCKING XANDER FOR SIX
Had things played out just a little differently, Xander Schauffele could have been heading home to the United States with the Claret Jug, just like Jordan Spieth before him.
But despite his disappointment, and to his credit, Schauffele continued to play with a smile on his face.
During his post-round news conference, Schauffele was asked what his favourite sports outside of golf are, to which he replied: "Honestly, just name the sport – hockey, football, soccer, basketball."
How about cricket, Xander?: "I don't know about that one."
MOLINARI STAYS GROUNDED
Francesco Molinari was welcomed into the press room at Carnoustie with a warm round of applause for becoming Italy's first major champion.
He was asked what he was planning for celebrations, but wherever they take place, they are now unlikely to be in Italy...
"I had an easyJet flight at 9pm to get back home, so I think that's gone," he said to laughter.
"I have a holiday planned for next week somewhere nice with the family. So, hopefully, we can still make the holiday and just relax for a few days."
11 de diciembre 2018
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10 de diciembre 2018
|Hazard backs Sterling as Neville reveals England star´s Euro 2016 concerns|
|Everton 2 Watford 2: Digne salvages draw with 96th-minute free-kick|
|Barcelona could ´steal´ Kane, says Pochettino|
|Oakland Raiders fire general manager McKenzie|
|Struggling Villarreal appoint Garcia Plaza as Calleja successor|
|Warriors assign Cousins to G League team|
|Barcelona pull out of plan to play LaLiga game in Miami|
|Pochettino to keep an eye on Inter when Spurs face Barcelona|
|Pochettino confirms Walker-Peters set to start against Barcelona|
|Denver Nuggets add free agent Young|
|Topping Group A no magic wand for an easy knockout draw, says Simeone|
|The cake has been made, now we need the cherry - Ancelotti targets repeat at Anfield|
|Lloris braced to face ´one of the best in history´ in Messi|
|Tuchel expects Neymar to face Red Star|
|Foden signs Manchester City deal to 2024|
|It happened to me! - Valverde laughs off Dembele timekeeping|
|´Projecting´ an Argentina return? Messi met with AFA president and Scaloni|
|Erasmus expects to leave head coach role after World Cup|
|Chelsea issue suspensions pending investigation into Sterling incident|
|Kane is extraordinary – Valverde hails reported Barcelona target|
|Man behind Naomi Osaka´s rise wins WTA Coach of the Year|
|England name unchanged Test squad as Willey returns for West Indies ODIs|
|Spalletti: No issue with Icardi watching Superclasico in Madrid|
|Klopp confirms 2013 talks with ´chatty´ Napoli president De Laurentiis|
|Sri Lanka spinner Dananjaya suspended due to illegal action|
|His reaction was just brilliant – Klopp praises Sterling for response to abuse|
|Gomez renewal a ´smart decision´ for both parties – Klopp|
|Magnificent Molinari named European Golfer of the Year|
|Barcelona best option for Frenkie de Jong, insists midfielder´s father|
|Gronkowski on Miami Miracle: ´Got to make that tackle´|
|Tottenham youngster Walker-Peters signs on until 2023|
|Juventus ´more of a family´ than Real Madrid - Ronaldo|
|Kingsley Coman contemplates retirement if injury nightmare continues|
|McVay ´sick´ over offensive failings as Rams coach takes blame for loss|
|Calleja axed as Villarreal coach|
|Kenyan Drake on Miami Miracle: I couldn´t let Gronk tackle me!|
|Ronaldo: I deserved Ballon d´Or, the numbers don´t lie|
|Rugby Australia to make Cheika decision this month|
|England defender Gomez signs new Liverpool deal|
|Ronaldo wants to see Messi follow him to Italy|
|Neymar happy to play in any position for PSG - Draxler|
|Paine insists he is ´fine´ after taking blow to finger|
|Ponzio: River players will be ´idolised´ for Libertadores success|
|Champions League permutations: How Inter, PSG and Liverpool can progress|
|Kohli: India were better and deserved to win|
|Bears shut down Goff, Rams|
|India survive dramatic finish against Australia|
|Klopp calls for electric Anfield atmosphere against Napoli|
|Saints clinch back-to-back NFC South titles, Bears trump Rams|
|Bucks improve to 2-0 against Raptors with win in Toronto|
|Black Caps include Patel for Sri Lanka Tests|
|Maidana: River want Real Madrid clash|
|Cowboys top Eagles in OT behind stellar Cooper display|
|AC Milan evaluating Fabregas signing – Leonardo|
|WATCH: Steelers´ chance at game-tying field goal slips away|
|Hayne will plead not guilty to charges, says lawyer|
|Boca boss Schelotto: The only thing I feel is sadness|
|Cardinals´ Fitzgerald makes NFL history with most receptions for one team|
|River Plate´s Copa Libertadores star Gonzalo Martinez confirms January departure|
|Klopp: I was never worried about Salah´s form|
|Packers QB Rodgers sets NFL record for most passes without an interception|
|World Cup bulking hampered Man United form – Lukaku|
|Leonardo rules out Ibrahimovic Milan return|
|Warriors´ Green to return against Timberwolves|
|I feel for him… we´ll make it work – Butler responds to Embiid´s frustration|
|Torino draw no missed opportunity for misfiring AC Milan, claims Gattuso|
9 de diciembre 2018
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|O´Sullivan wins record seventh UK title|
|Chiefs secure playoff berth, Saints win NFC South|