A Bad Mistake To Make” – Shane Lowry Has Near Disaster In Abu Dhabi


Shane Lowry moved himself firmly into contention on Saturday, with a five-under-par third round putting him just one stroke back of leader, Scott Jamieson. However, that one shot margin could have been more due to a mistake playing the 18th.

The last at Yas Links, which is a 600-yard+ par-5 brute, saw the wind blowing straight into the players’ faces. This meant that even the longest hitters would be struggling to reach the green in two. Therefore, a lay-up was the order of the day for the world’s elite.

After a solid drive down the middle, Lowry was faced with his second shot and, after speaking to his caddie, Brian ‘Bo’ Martin, the pair agreed on a target, a HSBC board, which he should aim at to give himself the best chance for birdie. Unfortunately, there was a slight misunderstanding, with Lowry going for the wrong HSBC board…

Lowry and caddie discuss 2nd shot at 18th

Lowry and Martin discuss the 2nd shot at the 18th.

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“We were aiming at the HSBC sign, but his one was 30-yards right of the one I was looking at”, joked Lowry. After striking his iron, the shot came well up short, coming to rest in the shrubbery surrounding the water on the 18th. Lowry’s reaction wasn’t the happiest, understandably, with the Irishman slamming his club into the ground and giving a rather large death stare.

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