WATCH – Shane Lowry Falls Inches Short of an Ace at RBC Heritage 2021

Published 04/16/2021, 11:38 AM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 10, 2021 Ireland’s Shane Lowry hits his tee shot on the 4th hole during the third round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


For every golfer, the dream would be to make an ace. Of course, winning tournaments is a bigger deal, but making a hole-in-one gives a euphoric feeling like no other. Irish golfer Shane Lowry came close to experiencing such a feeling at the RBC Heritage 2021, but the ball wasn’t so kind and stopped just before the hole! 

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Shane Lowry is currently a part of the field at RBC Heritage 2021. He’s no stranger to the Harbour Town Golf Links and made an amazing tee-shot at the par-3 seventh hole in Round 2. Lowry made no mistake as he shot the ball nearly 201 years to get it into the hole. 

However, Shane Lowry was robbed of an ace despite making a brilliant tee-shot on the seventh hole. His inch-perfect shot landed right on the better part of the green and rolled all the way till the hole, only to fall short by a few centimeters. 

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While the shot tracker implies that Lowry’s tee-shot fell two feet away from the hole, it did not appear like that. As the ball took its first bounce on the green and started rolling, it looked like the 2019 Open Championship winner had made the first hole-in-one of the tournament. 

But as luck was against him, Shane Lowry had to settle for a birdie at the seventh. It was a killjoy moment for the 34-year-old as an ace would’ve helped him gain a few positions on the leaderboard.

Can Shane Lowry triumph at RBC Heritage 2021? 

Shane Lowry has two victories on the PGA Tour in his career. While the Irishman is waiting for his third triumph, the RBC Heritage is a stage that poses such an opportunity. While he hasn’t won at Harbour Town before, Lowry finished third, back in 2019. 

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Lowry is well aware of what it takes to win the RBC Heritage before. He’s achieved a top-three finish before and he’s every bit capable of improving that result. 

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 10, 2021 Ireland’s Shane Lowry hits his tee shot on the 3rd hole during the third round REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Shane Lowry is coming on the back of a career-best finish at the Masters. This would indeed improve his confidence while competing at RBC Heritage 2021. Lowry will make it through to the weekend at Harbour Town, but can he win it?

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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