Lowry gears up for huge week at The Players Championship at Sawgrass
Offaly golfer Shane Lowry will be hoping for a bg weekend at one of the biggest tournaments of the year on the PGA Tour. Unofficially dubbed the 'fifth major,' The Players is highly regarded and played at the famous TPC at Sawgrass course.
Lowry arrives at the tournament after a mixed weekend at the Wells Fargo last week. Having been three over par after round 1, the Clara man looked in danger of missing out on the weekend but he rallied and ended the weekend in a share of 34th place.
He saved his best round for last with a two under par 69 on Sunday and so will arrive in Florida in buoyant mood. He faces a world class field with the likes of Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy heading the betting.
Shane tees off alongside Americans Pat Perez and Russell Henley from the 10th tee at 19:03pm on Thursday evening. A win in Florida against every golfer inside the world's top 50 would certainly improve Lowry's current world ranking of 82nd place.
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