Born:April 2, 1987 in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland.
Original/Home Club:Esker Hills GC
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].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Nicklaus Design to create new course for Qiddiya development in Saudi Arabia
Layout is first of two planned for country club within residential community.
Chart Hills Golf Club: On Christmas Eve 2019, the course became part of the Ramac Group also the proprietors of the famous Prince’s Golf Club, in Sandwich on the Kent coast. Read more ...
Oú sont les femmes? Why there are so few women in golf course architecture.
Dundonald Links Scotland: Construction work is in progress on new practice facilities and course changes at Dundonald Links in Irvine, Scotland, as part of a £25 million investment by new owners Darwin Escapes that also includes the construction of a new clubhouse with rooms, plus eighteen lodges. Read more ...
R&A submits planning application for new golf facility in Glasgow.
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