Despite trailing Rory McIlroy by four shots heading into the final round, Cameron Smith produced a remarkable card of 64 on Sunday to scoop the 150th Open Championship.
The Australian managed eight birdies across Sunday's action, including five consecutively from the 10th hole onwards.
Having applied the pressure to McIlroy, the Northern Irishman missed the eagle on the last hole which would've taken the title to a four-hole shootout.
Instead, Smith's Old Course record of 20-under par earned him the first major of his career.
"I think to win an Open Championship in itself is probably going to be a golfer's highlight in their career. To do it around St Andrews I think is just unbelievable," said Smith.
"This place is so cool. I love the golf course. I love the town. To have the 150th Open here and to walk away with the win is just something that I have dreamt of.
"It's unreal to look at these names on this trophy and then add mine, I'm lost for words. I'm definitely going to find out how many beers fit in this thing, that's for sure."
After falling just short of winning majors before - runner-up in 2020 Masters and third in Augusta National back in April - Smith was relieved to finally get one in his trophy cabinet.
"I've definitely kicked myself a couple of times over the past few years.
"To do it the way I did today was pretty cool, to be back and really apply pressure, keep holing putts. It was awesome.
"The course was exactly how an Open Championship should be played, firm and fast. It was absolutely unreal. I had a lot of support out there, especially the Aussie guys who really kept me going out there. This one's for Oz."
But while praise piled in for the Australian, Smith also faced an abundance of questions about the LIV breakaway series and whether he'd be joining up.
While he stayed fairly on the fence about it, he also refused to rule it out.
"I just won the British Open and you're asking about that," said an agitated Smith.
"I think that's pretty not that good."
Pressed on whether he was interested in joining, Smith added: "I don't know mate. My team around me worries about all that stuff. I'm here to win golf tournaments."