Tag: Shane Lowry
Shane Lowry says he gets recognised a lot more after his British Open win.
Rory McIlroy also expressed satisfaction with the way the Open was played, and sees no reason why it will not return to Portrush within the next decade.
The venue ticked every box for a successful British Open.
The rain and wind did not hinder Shane Lowry's victory against Tommy Fleetwood to claim the Claret Jug at the British Open today.
Rory McIlroy may have disappointed the huge crowds by missing the cut, but in his place, Shane Lowry has become the focus of adoration.
Ireland's Shane Lowry and American JB Holmes will play together in the last group on Saturday.
Despite having missed four successive cuts at the British Open since his best finish in 2014, Lowry puts himself in a strong position to make a run.
Meanwhile, world number one Dustin Johnson and Argentine Emiliano Grillo had finished their rounds and were tied for second.
Lowry, the winner of the January Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, carded a bogey-free six-under-par 65 at the Harbour Town course for a one-shot lead.
It is Lowry's first win since the World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational in August 2015 and he is expected to rise to number 40 in the world ranking from his current 75.