On Sunday, Shane Lowry will look to clinch his first-ever major championship when he takes to Royal Portrush in Co. Antrim for the final round of the Open Championship.
After a sensational opening three rounds, which included a record-breaking Saturday, Lowry sits four shots clear of England’s Tommy Fleetwood at the top of the leaderboard.
The Offaly man tees off at 1:47 pm and knows that he is within touching distance of one of the most incredible victories in the history of Irish sport, as he looks to win one of golf’s four major championships on home soil.
Lowry’s displays over the past four days have captivated the country with so many wanting to see the Offaly native succeed and take home his maiden major championship.
A host of Irish sportspeople have also taken to Twitter to show their support for Lowry, with footballer James McClean outlining that it would be “great to see an Irishman win a major on Irish soil” which could have been a dig at Sky Sports who referred to the 32-year old as British on Saturday.
Best of luck @ShaneLowryGolf today, be great to see an Irishman win a major on Irish soil ☘️🇮🇪
— James McClean (@JamesMcC_14) July 21, 2019
McClean’s Irish teammate David Meyler followed in his fellow footballer’s footsteps urging Lowry to “drive her on” ahead of his final round in Portrush.
Best of luck @ShaneLowryGolf 🇮🇪 Drive her on ☘️
— David Meyler (@DavidMeyler) July 21, 2019
Boxer Michael Conlan was another on hand to wish Lowry good luck, outlining that “the whole country” is behind his quest for the Open Championship.
— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) July 21, 2019
Former Kerry footballer Tomás O Sé even got in on the act joking that he would be attending today’s doubleheader in Croke Park, but he would rather watch Lowry’s final round at the Open.
— Tomás Ó Sé (@tomas5ky) July 20, 2019
Lowry also received a message of good luck from New Zealand rugby player Jimmy Gopperth, who also happens to be a huge golf fan.
The former Leinster fly-half is clearly a fan of the Offaly native who is on the brink of making history on Irish soil.
Good luck @ShaneLowryGolf
— jimmy gopperth (@jimmygopps) July 21, 2019