It has been three years since Shane Lowry missed the chance to win the U.S. Open but he is adamant that will not affect his Open challenge.
Having seen J.B. Holmes set the clubhouse target at eight under, Shane Lowry joined him in the lead at Royal Portrush.
Lee Westwood surged up the leaderboard and Shane Lowry was in fine touch early in his second round at The Open.
There was a fine start to the Open Championship for Shane Lowry, who explained how a heart-to-heart with his coach helped him score 67.
Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy looks set to miss the cut at The Open on home soil after a horror first round at Royal Portrush.
Former world number one Rory McIlroy is among the leaders heading into the final round in Ontario.
Shane Lowry leads the RBC Heritage, but Dustin Johnson is in contention in South Carolina.
Shane Lowry produced a bogey-free opening round to take the lead at the RBC Heritage.
Richard Sterne played his part in a thrilling conclusion to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, but lost out to Shane Lowry.
A third-round 67 kept Shane Lowry at the top of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship leaderboard and he is now three clear of the pack.