Born:April 2, 1987 in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland.
Original/Home Club:Esker Hills GC
MAJORS (1): The Open (2019). Ryder Cup player (2021). Multiple wins on the European and PGA Tours.
The son of an All-Ireland winning Gaelic footballer, Shane Lowry took the golfing world by storm in 2009 when he triumphed as a 22-year-old amateur, playing in his first ever European Tour event. Further European Tour and PGA Tour wins followed in 2012 and 2015,
Lowry's career moved into the highest echelons of golfing achievement in 2019. After winning the Abu Dhabi Championship in January of 2019, Lowry thrilled the home crowds with victory in The Open in July ... an Open Championship played for the first time in 68 years on the island of Ireland.
The Open Championship (148th) (July 18-21). Second-placed Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) finished 6 shots behind 32-year-old Lowry (Ire), whose course record 63 in the third round set-up his first major championship win. Lowry became the fifth Irishman to take home the Claret Jug, and the first to achieve his victory on Irish soil. [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].
Played as the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship presented by EGA (Jan 16-19; first of eight European Tour Rolex Series events; first European Tour event of 2019; part of 2018/19 schedule). Second-placed Richard Sterne (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Shane Lowry (Ire), who won with a final hole birdie. [Abu Dhabi GC, UAE].
Played as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (Aug 6-9). Second-placed Bubba Watson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Lowry (Ire), who recorded his first WGC win, first PGA Tour win and third on the European Tour. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
Played as the Portugal Masters (Oct 11-14). Second-placed Ross Fisher (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Shane Lowry (Ire), who became only the second player on the European Tour to win both as an amateur and a professional (Spain's Pablo Martín was the first). [Victoria GC, Vilamoura, Algarve].
Played as the 3 Irish Open (May 14-17). Lowry (Ire; amateur) beat Robert Rock (Eng) with a par at the third playoff hole. 22-year-old Lowry, a +5 handicap amateur, was playing in his first European Tour event, and became only the third amateur to win on the European Tour. [County Louth GC, Baltray, Drogheda, Ireland].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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