Shane Lowry has revealed how he stopped himself from making fun of Tiger Woods after the golfing legend hit his highest score on a single hole at The Masters on Sunday.
Open champion and Paddy Power ambassador Lowry was partnered with Woods for three of his four rounds at Augusta, and says it was an experience he will remember for the rest of his life.
But speaking on the latest episode of our From The Horse’s Mouth podcast, the Irishman admits he bottled taking the mickey out of Woods after a 10-shot nightmare on the par-3 12th.
Tiger was great company round Augusta.
I loved every minute of it, and he was great. He’s my childhood golfing idol so to get out there and play with him was pretty cool.
I definitely learned a lot playing with him over the weekend.
He’s a normal enough fella but he’s also the greatest golfer of all time. To have the first couple of rounds with him was cool, but to play with him on the final day with him wearing the Sunday red was awesome.
Those memories are something I’ll have forever.
I’m out there trying to beat him, trying to get a better score than him, and he definitely gave me a helping hand with that 10 on the 12th!
I couldn’t believe what was happening. People think it’s 150 yards and that should be easy, but that’s one of the most brutal holes in golf.
The wind swirls down there, the green is soft and spinny. It’s a huge sigh of relief to just hit the green, and then to stand and watch him do that was unbelievable.
A record-breaking hole from Tiger Woods… but not in a good way. ?
He racked up his highest score on any hole at #TheMasters with 10 on the par-three 12th! ?
— Sky Sports (@SkySports) November 15, 2020
Anytime he hit a bad drive he’d say to his caddy, ‘Ah there was like one of yours Joey’.
We were stood on the 13th tee and my caddy Bo Martin said to me, I wonder what he’d say if I said to him, ‘I bet you wished Joey had hit that one’.
But I couldn’t say that to him. I bottled it!
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