Straka, who birdied three of the final five holes in shooting four-under 66 to beat Lowry by one, may have been the beneficiary of the meteorological whims, but nobody can say he didn’t seize the moment.
Shane Lowry should be at Royal St George’s Golf Club defending the claret jug this week. Instead, he’s at Muirfield Village Golf Club after the Open Championship was cancelled and the Memorial was moved back six weeks.
The man who claimed the claret jug by six shots at Royal Portrush last year hit the links for the first time in six weeks recently and shared a video of him attempting a pitch shot. Let’s just say, it did not go well.