SUNDAY  | JULY 21, 2019
by Adam Schupak

As Shane Lowry went through the post-round car wash of media obligations not far from 18th-hole scoring after a scintillating course-record 63 on Saturday, his adoring fans refused to leave Royal Portrush. They serenaded him with a rousing verse of “Ole, Ole, Ole.” They chanted, “Lowry, Lowry, you’re so great.” Perhaps strangest of all, they offered a unique rendition of the stadium classic “Hey, Baby” that went:

Hey, hey, Shane Lowry
(Ooh aah)
I wanna know (oh ooh)
If you'll be my girl”

“Do they not know there’s another day and he hasn’t won the British Open yet?” one observer wondered.

 


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That's how a links course is supposed to play
With great respect to reader Gregory Tatoian, he obviously knows very little about links golf and history of The Open (“From the Morning Read inbox,” July 20).

Links courses are supposed to be fast and running, and, no, they don't generally water the fairways for that very reason. Yes, the greens are slower than in the U.S., but speeding the greens would make them unplayable, even in relatively light winds, i.e., 15-20 mph (very normal in Portrush).

 


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Winning score for American Preston Summerhays in the U.S. Junior Amateur final match against China’s Bo Jin on Saturday at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.

 


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CALENDAR
July 18-21
Korn Ferry: Pinnacle Bank Championship

Club at Indian Creek, Omaha, Neb.

PGA Tour: Barbasol Championship

Keene Trace GC, Nicholasville, Ky.

Symetra: Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic

Brook Lea CC, Rochester, N.Y.

PGA/Europe: British Open

Royal Portrush (Northern Ireland) GC

July 22-27
Girls junior: U.S. Girls’ Junior

SentryWorld, Stevens Point, Wis.

July 23-25
Men’s amateur: New England Amateur

Quechee (Vt.) Club

July 23-26
Men’s amateur: Pacific Coast Amateur

University of New Mexico GC, Albuquerque, N.M.

Women’s amateur: Canadian Women’s Amateur

Red Deer (Alberta) G&CC

July 24-26
Men’s amateur: Northern Amateur

Sand Creek CC, Chesterton, Ind.

July 24-27
Men’s amateur: Palmetto Amateur

Palmetto GC, Aiken, S.C.

Men’s amateur: Porter Cup

Niagara Falls CC, Lewiston, N.Y.


      
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