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Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Shane Lowry’s Final Open Round

On Sunday afternoon, Offaly’s Shane Lowry will attempt to clinch his first-ever major championship with victory at the 148th Open Championship in Royal Portrush Co Antrim.

Lowry currently sits on the brink of history as well as four shots clear of his nearest rival as he looks to deliver a title which would live long in Irish golfing folklore.

As he prepares for his final round, here is everything you need to know as Shane Lowry looks to win the Open Championship in Portrush.

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When Does He Tee Off?

Lowry is set to begin his final round at 1:47pm.

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Who Is He Playing With?

After a sensational third round, Lowry will be in the final group with England’s Tommy Fleetwood who sits four shots behind him and is also searching for his maiden major.

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Where Can I Watch Lowry’s Final Round?

As previously mentioned Lowry tees off at 1:47 and coverage of the tournament has already begun on both Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports The Open.

BBC Two will also be showing final round highlights beginning at 8:00 pm

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How Did He Do Over The Previous Three Days?

Lowry has played some incredible golf in Portrush this week. On Thursday, he began with a solid round of 67 in difficult conditions to sit on -4 and just one shot off the day one leader JB Holmes.

The Offaly native then followed that up with another 67 on Friday as he and Holmes continued to battle, sharing the lead on -8 heading into the weekend.

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Saturday, or moving day as it’s so commonly known, was Lowry’s best round of the weekend so far and arguably one of the finest he’s ever played in his career.

The 32-year old set a new record on the new course at Royal Portrush, shooting an incredible 63, with eight birdies and no dropped shots on his way to a four-shot lead over his nearest challenger Fleetwood.

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What Does The Rest Of The Top 10 Look Like?

Lowry is in very strong company at the top of the leaderboard. In addition to Holmes and his nearest challenger Fleetwood, the Irishman must contend with the challenge of Brooks Koepka.

Koepka who sits seven shots off Lowry has been in sparkling form in the recent majors winning the PGA Championship and finishing second in both the Masters and the US Open so far this year.

Perennial major contenders Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth are also lurking on -8 and -7 respectively while Justin Rose could make a charge at -9.

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How Does Lowry Feel Heading Into The Final Day?

“We might never have a day like this on the golf course again, so let’s enjoy this next half hour,” Lowry told caddie Brian ‘Bo’ Martin walking off the 17th tee. “You know what I mean? And that’s what I did. The crowd was incredible. I just can’t believe what it was like.

“Look, if I’m sitting here this time tomorrow evening it will be one of the biggest things that’s ever happened to me. There’s no denying that,” Lowry said. “But I just felt at the time in Oakmont, my golf just meant a lot more to me back then than it does now. … I’ve got certain things in my life that make it different. I’ve got a family now. No matter what I shoot tomorrow, my family will be waiting for me.”

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