Who's who in golf - Shane Lowry

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Name: - Shane Lowry
Country: - Ireland
Born : - April 2, 1987 in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland.
Original Home/Club: - Esker Hills GC
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2009
Web Address: - http://www.shanelowrygolf.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): The Open (2019). Multiple wins on the European and US PGA Tours.

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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 US 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.

Top tournaments won by Shane Lowry

2019Men EuropeAbu Dhabi ChampionshipAbu Dhabi GC270 (-18)US$1,166,660
Played as the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship presented by EGA (Jan 16-19; first of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events; first Eurpn Tr event of 2019; part of 2018/19 schedule). Second-placed Richard Sterne (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Lowry (Ire), who won with a final hole birdie. [Abu Dhabi GC, UAE].
2019Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal Portrush269 (-15)$1,935,000
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].
2015Men WGCWGC - InvitationalFirestone CC269 (-11)$1,570,000
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].
2012Men EuropePortugal MastersVictoria GC, Algarve270 (-14)€375,000
Played as the Portugal Masters (Oct 11-14). Second-placed Ross Fisher (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Lowry (Ire), who became only the second player on the European Tour to win both as an amateur and a professional; Pablo Martín (Esp) was the first. [Oceânico Victoria GC, Vilamoura, Algarve; now called Victoria GC, Vilamoura].
2009Men EuropeIrish OpenCounty Louth271 (-17)amateur
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].


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