Two’s higher than one: Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry have Eire feeling fortunate coming into Olympics end
KAWAGOE, Japan – The crew side of the Olympics typically will get stretched in the course of the males’s golf competitors, which is 72 holes of particular person stroke play. However on Saturday at Kasumigaseki Nation Membership, the idea got here full circle.
The twosome of Crew Eire, Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry, discovered themselves paired collectively for Spherical three alongside Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond, and the end result was, properly, team-like.
“I nearly felt sorry for Jazz taking part in with us as a result of he in all probability felt a little bit bit not noted at the moment,” Lowry mentioned. “Particularly as the 2 of us acquired off to good begins and performed fairly properly and he clearly did not shoot the very best rating. However that is the best way it’s.”
Golfers put together for thrilling end in Tokyo
Full-field scores from the Olympic Males’s Competitors
Lowry and McIlroy actually performed like a crew on Saturday. McIlroy shot a third-round 67 and was tied for fifth place and three photographs off the lead whereas Lowry had a 68 and was one other shot again at 10 underneath par.
“It is sensible. I believe everybody kind of earmarked us for potential medals and it is good going into the ultimate day that we each have that to play for,” McIlroy mentioned. “Two’s higher than one and one’s higher than none, and good to have each of us up there.”