ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The world’s finest golfers are possessing their way with the Outdated Study course at St. Andrews early on Saturday in the third round of the 150th Open up Championship — none additional so than Ireland’s Shane Lowry.
Lowry, the 2019 Open winner at Royal Portrush, had consecutive chip-in eagles on Nos. 9 and 10, each par-4s. He became the initial participant in 21 yrs to have back again-to-back eagles in The Open Phil Mickelson did it on consecutive par-5 holes at Royal Lytham in 2001.
The eagles helped thrust Lowry into rivalry for a further Claret Jug. Immediately after setting up the round at 4 below, he was 9 beneath following 10 holes.
The par-4, 352-garden ninth hole has been the least complicated at the Old Course this 7 days. Lowry’s eagle was the 14th on the gap there also have been 160 birdies. His was the very first eagle of the event on the par-4 10th, although.
It was only the fourth time this time a PGA Tour player had back again-to-again eagles in a spherical. It is the only time a number of eagles have been recorded on par-4s in a big since the begin of 2003 when ShotLink tracking started, according to ESPN Stats & Facts study.
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Lowry had manufactured just a single profession eagle in 548 earlier holes at The Open up. That arrived in 2013 at Muirfield.