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'I Just Want To Hear That Roar Again' - Shane Lowry Is Ready To Make History

'I Just Want To Hear That Roar Again' - Shane Lowry Is Ready To Make History
By Gary Connaughton

Wow.

Shane Lowry has just played the best round of golf of his life. He shot a 63, smashing the revamped Portrush course record. He notched eight birdies, without a single blemish on his card.

He leads the Open Championship by four shots. It was a golfing masterclass, and it was mesmerising to watch. What makes it all the better, he's one of our own.

Winning a major championship on Irish soil is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and the whole country is behind him. The pressure will be on, but Shane Lowry is ready.

Speaking to Sky Sports after his record breaking round as chant of Olé Olé rang around Portrush, he struggled to sum up what had just occurred.

I don't know to be honest, my mind's a bit fuzzy. I just really enjoyed today.

Obviously I played great golf, the crowd were incredible, and I just felt so comfortable out there.

I'm hoping I feel that comfortable out there tomorrow! I know that I have a tough 24 hours ahead of me, but you know what there's nowhere I'd rather be.

I've got a four shot lead in an Open Championship in Ireland. Tomorrow is going to be incredible no matter what happens.

A home major, and the opportunity to literally feel the support of the country behind him. It drove Lowry on, he wanted to do it for the crowd.

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It's incredible. Every time I get a putt I just want to hole it because of the roar, I just want to hear that roar again!

I said to Bo (his caddy) walking off the 17th tee 'the next half hour, we might never experience anything like it again, so let's enjoy it'. That's what I did...

It all happened so nicely today, I don't know what to say. It was one of the most incredible days of my life.

Lowry has been here before. He led the US Open by four shots going into the final round in 2016. What followed was not a bottle job, but it was the sign of a player who had never been in such a position.

Will this time be different? The Offaly man said he can't know for certain, be he think this time he will be ready.

I finished out on 18 today and I went over to Bo and I  said 'at least I won't have to answer any questions about Oakmont. I'm four ahead here again. I hope I'm going to be able to deal with it better.

It's going to be difficult, I know it's going to be hard, but I think I'm ready for it. I hope I'm ready for it.

We hope so too. Get ready for a long day tomorrow.

SEE ALSO: Watch: Shane Lowry Has His Caddy To Thank For Shot Of The Week

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