In May, a frustrated Shane Lowry broke his putter during the second round of the Irish Open. On Thursday, it appears like he found a better way to dispose of a club he'd had enough of.
Lowry had a rough day on the greens in the opening round of the HSBC World Champions in Shanghai. Despite hitting 10 of 14 fairways and 15 of 18 greens, Lowry, who is trying to win his second consecutive World Golf Championship, was just one of 13 players to shoot over par. The main culprit? The putter. The Irishman average 2.067 putts per GIR, which placed him 73rd out of the field of 78.
After the round, the European Tour tweeted this:
Coincidence? We don't think so.
Earlier this week, Rory McIlroy gave away a driver to a fan on Facebook. Maybe Lowry should ask his buddy if he has any extra flatsticks lying around.