ST. ANDREWS (Scotland) — The best golfers in the world are playing on Saturday at the Old Course at St. Andrews. This is the third round of the 150th Open ChampionshipIrelands are the best! Shane Lowry.
Lowry, the 2019 Open champion at Royal Portrush had consecutive chip in eagles on Nos. 9 and 10, both on par-4s. He became 21 years first player to win back-toback eagles in The Open Phil MickelsonIt was done on consecutive par-5 holes at Royal Lytham, 2001.
Lowry was able get another Claret Jug after the eagles. After starting the round at 4 over, he was 9-under after 10 holes.
The Old Courses par-4, 352-yard ninth green was the easiest this week. Lowrys 14th hole eagle was the best; 160 birdies were also made. He was the first to eagle the tournaments par-4 10th hole.
This was the fourth consecutive round in which a PGA Tour player has had back-to-back eagles during a round. It is the only time multiple eagles have been recorded on par-4s in a major since the start of 2003 when ShotLink tracking began, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
— The Open (@TheOpen) July 16, 2022
Lowry had just one career eagle, and that was in 548 of his previous holes at The Open. It was in Muirfield, 2013.