Lowry heading to RBC Canadian Open feeling short-changed after Memorial showing

Bernie McGuire

Shane Lowry (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Shane Lowry joins Rory McIlroy in heading north to Toronto for this week’s RBC Canadian Open but he’s feeling short-changed after his Memorial showing.

Lowry posted a disappointing Muirfield Village closing day one-over 73 to finish ‘Jack’s event’ just inside the top-20 at even par.

Lowry was off to a poor start after an opening hole bogey before birdies at both the par-5 fifth and seventh holes, and made the turn at one-under.


He dropped a further shot at the 12th but quickly bounced back holing a 21-footer for a birdie ‘3’ at the 13th but was in the wars at the next, sending his second shot into water guarding the green and walking off with a humbling double-bogey ‘6’.

The Offaly golfer birdied the 15th but gave the shot back at the 17th.

“I am pretty happy with how I played but I feel like, and it’s kind of like my whole season this year, in that I didn’t get the result that I felt like my golf deserved this week”, said Lowry.

“Overall, I am very happy where my game it at.

“There were stages of the tournament yesterday and today where I had the chance to do very well but then there were shots like a bad shot on 14, and other than that it was pretty solid golf all day.

“It is just so hard out there and one the hardest golf courses I’ve ever played.  The course this week was like the hardest I have ever seen it.  It’s not going to take much to win this tournament and that’s why I thought to myself playing the back nine that if I got to five or six under that I would not be packing my bags.

“Overall, I am pretty happy as I have some big tournaments coming up including the Canadian Open this week and with the US Open our next major, that is the one I have my eye on”.

Earlier in the day, Seamus Power birdied two of his closing four holes but also in a disappointing two-over-par 74 for an eventual share of 43rd at four-over.

Unlike McIlroy and Lowry, Power is not joining them in Toronto, Canada and will next tee-up in the June 12th starting US Open in Los Angeles.

It will be only Power’s second US Open after a superb T12th debut result a year ago.

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