Shane Lowry revealed he had to phone a friend prior to shooting a record-breaking 29 on the back nine in the first round of The Players Championship at Sawgrass yesterday.
Rory McIlroy used five birdies and an eagle on Friday at TPC Sawgrass to tie an Irishman's record and register his under-30 score for nine holes on the PGA Tour.
Ireland's Shane Lowry wrote his name into the record books with a stunning burst of scoring in the Players Championship thanks to an "emergency" call to his coach.
Rory McIlroy has plenty of work to do to get into contention at the Players Championship at Sawgrass after shooting a level par opening round of 72.
Headline Shane Lowry: Patience is key to building on superb start at Sawgrass
Irish golfer cards record back nine of 29 to trail Jason Day by two at Sawgrass
Flying start on Friday sees world number three tear up the Sawgrass leaderboard
Shane Lowry is hoping his brilliant opening round of 65 at the Players' Championship on Thursday can set his season alight and inspire a big performance at next week's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
Headline Rory McIlroy is tearing up the leaderboard on day two in Sawgrass
The first round of the Players Championship was all about Shane Lowry's sublime seven under par opening 18 holes but Rory McIlroy has caught the Offaly golfer after a stunning front nin