It was a day that promised so much for Shane Lowry, but Moving Day at the 2022 Masters was one that ultimately didn't deliver for the Clara man.
After a scintillating second round that featured five birdies and some extraordinary shots, Lowry started strong today, and was two under par for the round after seven holes.
But as Scottie Scheffler sank birdie after birdie to separate himself from the pack, Lowry couldn't replicate his form from Friday.
Lowry vented his frustrations on the Par 5 13th. After laying up, Lowry left his third shot a good thirty feet from the hole.
As the camera cut back to Lowry, he was heard telling his caddie Bo Martin:
"I gave myself no shot, what a fucking shit lay-up that was."
He then strongly criticised Martin for getting the yardage wrong for that shot.
Real class from Shane Lowry taking it out on his caddie after a poor wedge shot into 13. “Nah, left myself no shot. What a f***ing s*** layup that was. Well done. Well done Bo. Only 30 yards out. Well done.” 🤨👀
— Andy Roberts (@AndyRobertsGolf) April 9, 2022
The Masters: Shane Lowry on 13
I don't think Mr Lowry was happy with that lay up pic.twitter.com/19bI4UAZ1F
— Bet Angel - Betfair trading (@betangel) April 9, 2022
The Sky Sports commentary team immediately apologised for bad language.
Lowry would go on to bogey the hole.
It's not the first time Sky Sports have apologised for Lowry's language. At the 2021 Ryder Cup, after one of Lowry's monster putts during Saturday's evening session, an apology was offered for a Lowry f-bomb.
Lowry plays with his heart on his sleeve, and perhaps the broadcasters might send their roving mics elsewhere if they're concerned about picking up the odd swear word.
The audio did provide a window into the frustration that Lowry was experiencing throughout the round, and how badly he wanted to remain in contention.
In his post-round interview Rory McIlroy had some interesting insight on where Lowry was trying to get to by the end of the day.
As I said, if he makes a fair run of a few pars that would be really good, if he gets to 13 and can pick one off there and one off at 15.
If Shane can hang in there and get to maybe 6 or 7, I think he'd have obviously a helluva chance tomorrow.
Lowry was as low as -5, but it just didn't happen for him. He shot a 73, but he's fourth in The Masters heading into the final day. He might not win the green jacket but it's still some achievement.