Shane Lowry Will Struggle To Make Cut At The Masters

Written 3 months ago by Midlands Sport

Offaly’s Shane Lowry faces an uphill struggle to make the cut in the Masters at Augusta after a disappointing opening round of 78 yesterday.

He had only one birdie on his card but he has seven birdies.

He is now 12 shots behind the joint leaders Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka of the USA.

Koepka has won three of the last six majors and he was the only player in the field not to have had a bogey on his card.

Phil Mickelson returned to form with a five-under round of 67 while Ian Poulter and Dustin Johnson are both four-under after day one.

Rory McIlroy’s chances of completing the career grand slam this week were dented by a one-over-par opening round of 73.

Tiger Woods is well placed after a 2 under par round of 70.

Today Shane Lowry tees off at 20 to 12 Irish time while Rory McIlroy is in the final group out at 7pm.