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Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of The Final Round Of The Olympics Golf

Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of The Final Round Of The Olympics Golf

Rory McIlroy leads the Irish charge in the men’s Olympic golf tournament.  The Holywood man shot a -4 round of 67 to close the gap to leader Xander Schauffele of the US to 3 strokes. McIlroy is in a group of  4 golfers tied in 5th place on -11 for the tournament.

Shane Lowry is just a further shot back after shooting 68 on a day when scoring was down overall from Friday’s birdie blitz.  His three round total of 203 leaves him 4 off the lead and within striking distance of the medals.  The man from Offaly drained a superb par putt on the last to stay in the top 10.

Japanese superstar Hideki Matsuyama lies second on -13 with GB’s Paul Casey and Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz currently occupying the bronze medal position. If golfers are tied in medal positions after round four, there’ll be a play off to separate them.

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Round four starts tonight at 23:30 (Irish time) with Lowry first of the Irish out at 02:36. McIlroy is in the penultimate group to tee off scheduled for 02:58.  It’s sure to be an exciting final round with 27 golfers within 5 shots of the podium positions. Lowry will play with the Abraham Ancer and Cam Smith. McIlroy will play with Carlos Ortiz of Mexico and Sebastian Munoz of Colombia.

SEE ALSO: Friendship Helps Drive Shane Lowry And Rory McIlroy To Verge Of Olympic Medals

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John Dodge
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Football fan. Lover of sporting stats. All round nice guy. Balls.ie's so called Olympic correspondent. 100% biased against your team

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