Shane Lowry hits golf shot through a giant bush at Saudi International

Why go round when you go straight through?! Take a bow Shane Lowry...

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Fri, 31 Jan 2020
Shane Lowry hits golf shot through a giant bush at Saudi International

Most golfers would have taken a drop or elected to play round a giant bush that was in Shane Lowry's way of a green during the second round of the Saudi International.

But when you're the reigning Open champion, you have other ideas, and some luck of the Irish in the process...



Why go round when you can go though? @shanelowrygolf #SaudiIntlGolf

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Lowry went on to card a respectable 3-under 67 on day two to move to 4-under par for the tournament and six strokes off the pace currently set by in-form Victor Perez.

As for the unluckiest shot of the day, spare a thought for Spain's Adri Arnaus...



Phil Mickelson, who made seven birdies on the back nine on day one to recover for a round of 66, could only manage a level-par 70 on Friday and he joins Lowry on 4-under par. 

Earlier in the week it was revealed that Mickelson held talks with Saudi Arabian backers of a proposed new Premier Golf League.

Graeme McDowell is in contention for the title as his round of 68 moves him into solo third and just two strokes off the pace.

Alvaro Quiros produced one of the more memorable moments of the season on Thursday when lifting a giant rock with his bare hands in order to play his shot from the desert. 

Watch what happened below... 



You might recall something similar happening when Tiger Woods once got his fans to help him move a giant rock at the Phoenix Open back in the day - WATCH HERE