PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland – Shane Lowry and his coach Neil Manchip have a close relationship. You have been for a long time. Lowry tells Manchip everything. Looks no reason not to do that. Manchip is here to help, and if Lowry can not be honest with him, it makes no sense to work together.
After a spectacular 63 in the third round of The Open, Lowry on Saturday gave an example of when he was brutally honest with Manchip earlier in his career.
"I needed a caddy years ago in Valderrama," Lowry recalls, arriving at Manchip at the last minute. "I played and had the chance to win the tournament on the 17th. We went down and did the number and I said to him, 'I'm shitting on myself.'
"I do not know what he said, but he said, 'That's it. I like to talk about things. "
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Fast forward to the present. 32-year-old Lowry leads the final round of the Irish Open in four sets. Lowry grew up four hours south of Royal Portrush. Everyone here will cheer him on Sunday.
It's a big moment.
"I'm not going to sit in the corner of a house tomorrow morning trying not to think about the next day, I'll talk about it, of course, tomorrow night I'll think about holding the red wine jug in it's just Of course, right?
"We are human. We are not robots. We can not think about things. And if you try not to think about something, you end up thinking more about it, so you can talk about it as well. So we talk about things. Talk about everything. "