Shane Lowry’s superb Saturday in Portrush saw him garner a well-earned reception upon making his walk to the eighteenth and final hole.
Lowry will enter tomorrow’s final day of The Open with a strong lead over the competition after a record-breaking day on Royal Portrush’s new course – leaving the second-placed Tommy Fleetwood trailing by a comfortable four shots.
His score of 63 was not only the lowest score on the course itself, but also the second-lowest in major history – an incredible accomplishment and a highly impressive feather in the 32-year-old’s cap.
Eight birdies and a particularly stunning shot on the 10th will allow the Offaly-man to sleep soundly tonight in the knowledge that he will make his stride to the finish line in perhaps the strongest position possible.
For all the action that took place on the course itself, though, one of the most memorable moments of Lowry’s day came as he made his walk to the 18th hole, a stroll that saw him summon up some fantastic noise from those in attendance.
Watch the moment that capped off Lowry’s memorable day below:
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Speaking about the reception, Lowry expressed his gratitude for the strength of his support.
“It’s incredible. Honestly, every time I get a putt I just want to hole it because I just want to hear that roar. I just want to hear that roar again. I said to Bo walking off the 17th tee that the next half an hour, we might not experience anything like this ever again so let’s just enjoy it.”