June 7, 2021 By Micheal Dorgan
Shane Lowry continued his rich vein of form stateside with another Top 10 finish on the PGA Tour last weekend.
The Offaly man closed with a two-under 70 to nab a tied sixth place in the Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.
It was the 34-year-olds third top-10 in his last four starts and comes off the back of his tied fourth-place finish at the Masters in Augusta.
Lowry bogeyed three of the first four holes then completed a hat-trick of birdies by dunking a 90-yard wedge at the ninth before picking up further shots at the 13th and 15th.
He ended the tournament seven shots behind Patrick Cantlay and Collin Morikawa who topped the leaderboard on 13-under after the final day. Cantlay then beat Morikawa with a par at the first extra hole to clinch the title.
The Clara man racked up more valuable Ryder Cup qualifying points in the process and sets himself up nicely for a tilt at the US Open next week.
“I’m coming off a decent week at Kiawah and another decent week here, got a week off next week, so I’m excited to go out to Torrey Pines, a place that I really like,” Lowry said afterward.
“I haven’t played there in a while but I’ve shot a couple of decent scores there and it’s obviously going to be a different golf course when we get there for the US Open.
“But I know the golf course quite well and it would be nice to be able to go there and relax myself into the week, get off to a good start and hopefully put up another good performance.”
— Shane Lowry (@ShaneLowryGolf) June 6, 2021