PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland – Shane Lowry and his coach Neil Manchip have a close relationship. They have for a long time. Lowry tells Manchip everything. Does not see any reason not to.
Saturday, following a spectacular 63 in the third round of The Open, Lowry has shared an example of when he was brutally honest with Manchip at one point earlier in his career.
"I needed a caddy for me in Valderrama, years ago," Lowry recalls, and ended up using Manchip at the last minute. "I was playing, had a chance to win the tournament playing the 17th. We did not know what he said, but he was like, that's kind of way it is. I like to talk about things. '"
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Fast forward to the present. Lowry, 32, holds a four-shot lead in the final round of The Open, in Ireland. Lowry grew up four hours south of Royal Portrush.
It's a big moment
"I'm not going to be sitting there tomorrow morning in the house in a corner trying not to think about the day ahead. I'll be talking about it. Obviously I'll be thinking about holding the claret jug tomorrow night. It's only natural is not it
"We're human. We're not robots. We can not think about things. And when you try to think about something you end up thinking about it more, so you might as well talk about it. So, we talk about stuff. Talk about everything. "