With the third round of the Open Championship at an end, every competitor in the field on Sunday will have to chase Shane Lowry on the leaderboard.
Lowry began the major championship with an impressive start. The Ireland native wasn’t able to pull away from the pack during the opening round, but he did prove that he’d be a contender heading into the weekend.
There’s still work left to be done for Lowry if he wants to win his first major. However, he’s done an incredible job of creating separation from the rest of the field.
On Saturday, Lowry shot an eight-under-par 63 for the afternoon. He’s now sitting with an impressive four-shot lead going into the final round of the Open Championship.
Not only did Lowry have the crowd rocking at Royal Portrush, but he also broke a course record in the process.
Even in the event that he struggles out of the gate on Sunday, Lowry has created enough breathing room.
Shane Lowry sets a new course record (63) at Royal Portrush and the Irishman has a 4-shot lead going into the final day!
— Coral (@Coral) July 20, 2019
Behind Lowry on the leaderboard is Tommy Fleetwood, who shot five-under-par 66 for the afternoon.
The Open announced that its changing its tee times for the final rounds due to incoming poor weather.
We’ll see if Lowry can fend off the rest of the field to win the Open Championship on Sunday.