WATCH: Fans cheer on Shane Lowry at Esker Hills golf club
Loud cheers and applause shook the clubhouse at Shane Lowry's own Esker Hills Golf Club in County Offaly as he sealed his dominance of the British Open this evening. As he sunk the ball on the 18th hole for a four-shot lead heading into the final day, his home supporters shouted with joy. Club captain Paul Rabbette told Independent.ie: "This is a tremendous feeling of absolute pride for us all here. He showed amazing skill today and his excellent temperament shows he has that X-factor that the other players don't seem to have. "He won't be found wanting on the last day. The whole community is behind him," he said.