Holmes and Lowry atop the leaderboard as The Open remains wide open

A packed leaderboard with only four strokes separating as many as seventeen men means there is plenty to expect this weekend in the 148th Open Championship

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Shane Lowry - The Open

Portrush, 20 July 2019: Ireland’s Shane Lowry shoulders local hopes after the early exit of Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke. Graeme McDowell is still in the 148th Open Championship, but at 1-over his chances of victory are slim to non-existent. Lowry is an Irish golfer and even though, that isn’t the same as one from Northern Ireland, he is set to experience enormous support as he tries to battle the likes of J. B. Holmes who is tied with him at 8-under through 36 holes.