REACTION: Offaly's Shane Lowry is tearing up the US Open
Finally, some good news.
Shane Lowry, massive football fan that he is, will not have been happy with Saturday's showing in Bordeaux that isn't stopping him putting in the performance of his life at the US Open.
The Offaly man is currently -6 as he closes out his delayed third round, three shots ahead of American Dustin Johnson, and is flying the flag for Ireland having seen his compatriot Rory McIlroy fail to make the cut.
— Sean Nolan (@SeanNolan_) June 19, 2016
There's still a long way to go - an entire round - but the 29-year-old is well placed to seal a famous victory and restore some sporting optimism ahead of Wednesday's clash with Italy.
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) June 19, 2016
Shane Lowry looks like he slept like a log. Great start #USOpen
— Golf Digest Ireland (@GolfDigestIre) June 19, 2016
He is looking very composed - when everyone else struggling
— Colin O Brien (@Colin0Brien1) June 19, 2016
A Shane Lowry win would fairly round off the weekend. Bottle of Malbec at the ready 😋
— John angelo Mullan (@johnangelo49) June 19, 2016
This particular tweet says it all. No pressure, Shane, no pressure...
If Shane Lowry doesn't win the US open it would have to be the worst weekend for Irish sport ever😢😢
— David (@DavidBradshaw23) June 19, 2016