USGA's grouping irks Shane Lowry

Updated: June 13, 2014, 11:39 AM ET
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Thursday's afternoon trio at the U.S. Open of Kevin Stadler, Brendon de Jonge and Shane Lowry carried expectations tied to some degree with the USGA's tradition of having fun with the grouping process.

Reportedly deemed "The Heavyweights" by Stadler's caddie, the USGA wouldn't fully acknowledge their size played a role in their grouping.

But Jeff Hall, the organization's managing director of rules and competitions, didn't deny it when discussing it with GolfChannel.com.

"There ...

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