Lowry breaks through with incredible escapes at WGC

AKRON, Ohio – With plenty of time to kill before his final-round tee time, Shane Lowry admitted that he spent much of his Sunday morning envisioning how the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational trophy would look in his hands.

Thanks to a round that was part ball-striking clinic and part lessons in forestry escape, the Irishman’s vision became a reality.

Lowry fired a bogey-free, 4-under 66 at Firestone Country Club, racing past Jim Furyk and Justin Rose and holding off Bubba Watson to claim his first PGA Tour victory.

After sweating the world rankings to simply earn a spot in this week’s 77-man field, Lowry used the opportunity to announce his newfound presence among the game’s upper tier, now projected to crack the top 20.

While he lacked the credentials of his three closest competitors, Lowry’s self-belief never wavered.

“I don’t think there was any point out there that I thought I couldn’t win,” Lowry said. “I thought I was right in the driving seat most of the day. I played the golf course quite well.”

Source : The Golf Channel

posted at 10 Aug 2015 12:23:56



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