Cameron Smith is set to win the British Open, his first major tournament

Mullet. a hammer.

Rocker Cameron Smithdropping shot after shot, made a dramatic run on the back nine of the Old Field on Sunday – five birds in a row – to overtake the fan favorite. Rory McIlroy and arrest the American Cameron Young win 150th UK Open.

This was the first major championship for Smith, who became the first Australian to win a Claret Jug since Greg Norman in 1986.

“What a week. I’m going to fall apart here, I know,” an emotional Smith said during the trophy presentation. Lifting the Claret pitcher with a broken voice, he thanked his team for their hard work and said, “It’s definitely worth it.”

Norman, CEO and Commissioner of LIV Golf, has received a request from the Royal and Ancient St. Andrews Golf Club not to compete in this year’s tournament despite being a two-time winner. His role in the upstart league is highly controversial.

The Open leaderboard featured overhead double cams with Smith scoring 64 unghosted, Young 65.

Smith hit 18 to go 20 under par 268, meaning McIlroy would have to score to qualify for the playoffs. His eagle chip bounced off the hole.

Meanwhile, Young, who played with Smith, hit the 18th hole and moved to the second.

Prior to the tournament, the affable Smith said he would cut off his signature mullet if he won, but promptly abandoned the prospect.

“I have always said that if I win a tournament or do something good, I will cut it off,” he said. “And I’ve done it a couple of times this year and it’s still there.

“So I would like to say that I will cut it off, but it probably won’t happen. I feel like it’s almost a part of me now. As you said, people will recognize the hair and make some people laugh.”

McIlroy and Victor Hovland, who both hit 66 shots on Saturday, started Sunday’s round with a four-shot lead over Cameron Smith and Young.

Hovland had seven pair and a bogey on the front nine, and McIlroy began to come off, creating a two-punch cushion.

Smith was three hits behind on the turn, but then went birdie, birdie, birdie, birdie, birdie when he turned home.

McIlroy had a few bad hits on the back nine but couldn’t get a birdie to parry Smith. The Australian overtook him on the 14th hole.

McIlroy is still on the hunt for that elusive fifth Major, having been defeated several times after four wins early in his career. He hasn’t won any of the 29 majors since his 2014 PGA Championship victory. He also won the British Open that same year, the PGA Championship in 2012 and the US Open in 2011.