Open champion Shane Lowry is targeting a Ryder Cup debut after finding himself part of a group of players he used to curse.
Three years after taking a four-shot lead into the final round of the US Open, Ireland’s Shane Lowry has the same advantage heading into the last day of the 148th Open after a sensational performance at Royal Portrush.
England’s Lee Westwood continued to roll back the years as he sought an overdue maiden major title in the 148th Open at Royal Portrush.
Former Open champion Henrik Stenson made an early move on day three of The Open but he was not in isolation as the pack behind the overnight leaders began to bunch up at Royal Portrush.
Lucas Glover made the first impact on the third-round Open leaderboard at Royal Portrush to give some encouragement to fellow American and joint leader JB Holmes.
Americans Kyle Stanley and Doc Redman, New Zealander Ryan Fox and South Korean Innchoon Hwang showed there were scoring opportunities on the third day of The Open at Royal Portrush.
Of all the home players at Royal Portrush this week, only one of them was actually born and brought up in the town, and if he hadn’t qualified for the event, he’d have had to go somewhere – anywhere - else.
Graeme McDowell admits “facing the demons of mortality” got his career back on track in time to realise his ambition of playing in the Open in his home town of Portrush.
If knowledge is power then local expertise could be everything as Royal Portrush hosts the Open Championship for the first time since 1951.
Rory McIlroy was pleasantly surprised to feel right at home at Royal Portrush after reacquainting himself with the venue for next week’s Open Championship.