Starting the day tied for 25th at four-under par, the 2019 champion had made a gradual one-under begin earlier than his spherical exploded into life on the par-four ninth gap. After a booming opening drive had put him within the tough to the left of the pin, Lowry pitched in a shocking 43-yard chip for eagle.
Mere minutes later, the 35-year-old repeated his eagle feat from three yards additional out, discovering the 10th gap from the golf green to spark an enormous roar from the onlooking crowd.
Heading into the ultimate eight holes, Lowry’s heroics had seemed set to tee up a pursuit of second spherical chief Cameron Smith, six strokes forward at 13-under. But regardless of a birdie end, three bogeys in six holes derailed the Irishman’s cost.
Returning to the clubhouse tied for 13th at seven-under after taking pictures 69, Lowry solely briefly touched on his “fairly cool” eagle feat.
“It was good enjoyable when these two went in, however the remainder of the day wasn’t so pleasurable,” he advised reporters.
“I really feel like I performed OK, however it would not take Einstein to determine what went mistaken on the again 9. My placing was horrific.
“It isn’t adequate once you put in all these hours day-after-day to offer your self these possibilities on the again 9 of a serious on a Saturday and Sunday and you do not carry out, you must take a look at one thing,” Lowry added.
Including he was planning to spend the afternoon on the follow placing inexperienced beside the first tee, Lowry stated his efficiency had left him with “no probability” of difficult for a second Open win.
“I am so dissatisfied to be trustworthy as a result of I labored so exhausting, and I work so exhausting to get myself in these positions,” he stated.
“If I had holed something all week I might nonetheless be on the market enjoying. I would be thereabouts with the leaders … my sport has been adequate all week. To be trustworthy, I believe it is a credit score to my sport the best way I fought to be high 20 going into Sunday round right here.
“I am making an attempt my finest, I haven’t got the reply. If I did, I would not have to go to the placing inexperienced now. However it’s simply exhausting, this sport is difficult generally.”