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.
Shane Lowry sank a tricky putt to save par on 18 and finish with a 68 on Day 3 of the men's golf. He is 10 under par while Rory McIlroy hit 67 and is -11.#olympics #Tokyo2020 #RTESport #golf
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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.
Leaderboard after 36 holes at the #TokyoOlympics:
1. 🇺🇸 @XSchauffele -11
2. 🇲🇽 @CarlosOrtizGolf -10
3. 🇯🇵 Hideki Matsuyama -9
T4.🇨🇱 Mito Pereira -8
T4. 🇸🇪 Alex Noren
T4. 🇦🇹 @SeppStraka
T7. 🇹🇭 @JazzJaneGolf -7
T7. 🇮🇪 @McIlroyRory
T7. 🇮🇪 @ShaneLowryGolf
T7. 🇬🇧 @Paul_Casey pic.twitter.com/GOgzcCGerB
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 31, 2021
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.
Shane has been paired with Abraham Ancer and Cam Smith for the final round of the Olympics 🔥🔥🔥🔥Tee Time: 10:36am LT, 2:36am BST 🔥Let’s go low and win a medal 🙏🙏#Olympics #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/v5PxhBgzVt
— Shane Lowry tracker (@LowryTracker) July 31, 2021