Players: Shane Lowry celebrates with ‘fantastic’ ace on iconic 17th par-third at TPC Sawgrass | Golf News
Lowry made a hole-in-one on hole 17 in the delayed third round of Sunday’s Players Championship; The Irishman will continue his four-match lead when play resumes at 8am local time (midday GMT) on Monday; watch live on Sky Sports The Players (channel 405)
Last Updated: 3/14/22 1:10 am
Shane Lowry lit up the Weather Affected Players Championship with an iconic 17th hole-punch as Paul Casey continued his stunning comeback from a nightmare start at Sawgrass .
Lowry’s tee shot on a 124-yard par 3 sent the ball about 10 feet above the hole and extended back into the cup to spark wild celebrations from the 34-year-old Irishman.
Lowry – who also had an ace on the 16th at Augusta National during the 2016 Masters – said: “You play this game, sometimes only special things happen. It’s nice to do it there, a one of golf’s most iconic holes.
“Yes, what can I say? It was something special that happened, and I look forward to turning on my phone and seeing the messages that I receive. Not only that, that brings me back. tournament somewhat. So it’s great.”
At 5 points below par when play was halted due to darkness, Lowry had four holes in his third round to complete and was led by India’s Anirban Lahiri, who was seven holes away.
Casey’s leads the English challenge
Casey made a three-bogey seven on his first hole of the $20 million event on Thursday, but fought back to hit the open 70 and add a bogey-free 69 on Sunday, Includes a birdie from 50ft on par-three on 17.
“I don’t know if I’ve ever had two full days off at a tournament,” Casey said, referring to the bad weather that meant some players who left early on Thursday won’t be playing again. until Sunday.
“It was weird. It started with a treble on Thursday to start my championship but I dropped two under the muscle, which I’m incredibly happy with, especially since I know it’s going to be. there is some delay.
“I know I got lucky on the draw. I know that very well. And it’s exciting to watch the men fight on the other side. I mean, I believe in god and golf, so that’s why. I don’t sit there gleefully watching it.
“So I took a lot of shots today. That was really the key. Even my swing wasn’t up to my usual standards. But then hitting the long at 17 was very, wonderful.”
Who will win The Players? Watch the final match of the third round on Monday from midday on Sky Sports The Players, with coverage from the final round at 5pm on the same channel.