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Lowry milks the crowd as final flourish secures top-six finish

The Irish golfer shot five birdies in his last seven holes.

Lowry finished in some style this weekend.
Lowry finished in some style this weekend.
Image: AP/Press Association Images

SHANE LOWRY RALLIED to a three-under par 68 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to finish at nine-under for the tournament, good enough for a tie for sixth.

The Offaly golfer birdied five of the last seven holes including this brilliant piece of show-boating at the infamous par-3 16th.

Source: PGA Tour

Hideki Matsuyama won the tournament after Rickie Fowler hit two balls into the water on the par-4 17th hole to give the Japanese golfer an unexpected victory.

Fowler had stepped onto the 17th hole in regulation one clear of clubhouse leader Harris English (-12) and two clear of Matsuyama.

However a bogey on that hole brought him back to the 23-year-old Japanese golfer who birdied the same hole for a two-shot swing and he took full advantage in a dramatic playoff to claim the tournament.

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