At the 2022 US Open, Shane Lowry missed the cut, finishing one shot outside the cut line on four over par.
As is expected with a US Open, an already difficult course in Brookline had been set up to make the challenge even tougher for the best players in the world, with vicious rough and rapid greens.
There was hope for the later starters yesterday that some light showers of rain would come in, making the greens softer and easier for the ball to stick. This did not arise.
However, the green keepers were seen watering the greens while the earlier starters were coming to the end of their rounds, and the later groups were beginning to tee-off.
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This is not common practice, and Shane Lowry called out US Open officials on his Instagram with a picture of the workers watering the 13th green, and the caption 'In what stratosphere is this fair @usga'.
Lowry was well within his rights to questions the actions of the USGA, and it did appear to give an advantage to the later starters, with the likes of Jon Rahm, Colin Morikawa, Joel Dahmen, and Rory McIlroy finding lots of birdie opportunities.
Seeing as Lowry only finished one shot outside the US Open cut line at, there is a good chance that drier greens would have brought later scores down and allowed the Clara man to stay on for the weekend.
It was a disappointing end for Lowry who had also expressed his frustration earlier in the week about the constant LIV Golf questions which players have been bombarded with.
"I think every player that is not there and not signed up to it has had it up to here with talking about it.
"It's all everyone talks about, no matter where you go or on the off course. It's nice to go back to your hotel or house in the evening and just get away from it, but even at that if you have a few people with you you end up talking about it again.
"It's not that it's a worrying time for golf, but I don't know what way it's going to go."