We’ve seen Patton Kizzire, John Peterson, Marc Leishman and Eddie Pepperell snap their flat-sticks mid-round. But last Thursday, Shane Lowry was left with a broken putter, not his fault.
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The 2019 Open champion had just finished his approach to 50 feet when he pulled the putter out of his bag too fast, which resulted in a split between graphite & steel.
Lowry had quickly pulled the club from his grasp and it was headed to the floor.
The world number 22 was playing with Matt Fitzpatrick, the U.S Open winner. It was very interesting. It was unexpected. It was not clear if it would be possible to use it again. It was completely accidental. It was not caused by anger. It was very, very strange. It was disappointing, as I love that putter. It was the one I won a few weeks back and I was beginning to like it .”
The Odyssey manufacturer had left the site Wednesday. The Irishman explained that no truck was available on the course to get a replacement. He did the right thing as every other respectable PGA Tour player and placed an order at Bluffton’s PGA Superstore to pick up his new putter. It took him an hour.
I accidentally broke my putter today on the 9th hole. It took me a full hour to find a replacement. Thank you to Bluffton’s PGA Tour Superstore staff for their assistance. ?? pic.twitter.com/9hpfhDtg1J
Shane Lowry (@ShaneLowryGolf October 20, 2022
Lowry stated to reporters that Odyssey was very kind to him. One was sent to the PGA Tour Superstore in Bluffton. I drove there about an hour after the round. I then bought another one to make sure I wasn’t too disappointed.
According to pgatour.com, the order was placed in Lowry’s name. When Lowry arrived, the customers did a few double-takes. Lowry smiled and said that he would be back.
He was not in danger of having to leave early because the CJ Cup is a non-cut event. He played decent golf. He recorded a two-birdie back nine on Thursday, and a round on Friday. His best score of the event was 67.
Lowry said, “I used my Lob wedge for two holes,” before adding, “then, I used — my agent went into the member’s storage and just pulled out a Scotty Cameron putter and I used that for nine.”
“My first putt was made on the 11th green. I was like, “I don’t know what’s going down here.” It was definitely interesting.
Lowry kept a few spares in his bag in case of mishaps.
He said, “There’s always some,”