Rory McIlroy said he felt "absolutely incredible" after wining the British Open but that his success "still hadn't sunk in yet."
The 25-year-old told a press conference he would be celebrating tonight with his friends and family. "I'll get to enjoy it and let it sink in tonight," he said.
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