Lowry Makes Open History, Now Seeks to Avoid His Own
Backyard golf can be a wonderful thing.
The ease of familiarity sorta strips away all the trappings that can put pressure on the game.
Now, he's just gotta make sure the leprechauns are watching over him.
That's all well and good, but dude's been there before, and it wasn't.
Lowry's round was more strategic than spectacular, but that's also what's given hiim confidence that he cankeep history from repeating itself.
Dude's plan of attack is working and has been for three rounds. Only Tommy Fleetwood is within a charger's striking distance. The ominous shadow of Brooks Koepka has faded along with his putting woes.
The third round was thus full of sidebars, but nothing emerged to challenge Lowry's story:
Sunday's action most likely shapes up to be Lowry's form now vs Lowry's past collapse in a Major.
If anyone rises from the pack, it'll be due in part because his past prevailed.
But given the comforts of home -- or his next-door neighbor's -- Lowry's gotta like his chances this time around.