Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry turned professional in 2009. Since then Lowry has seen 2 European Tour wins.

Birthday 02/04/1987

Birthplace Clara, County Offaly, Ireland

Height 6 ft, 1 in

Official World Golf Ranking 21st

Studied University College Dublin

Best Results in Majors
Masters – Cut (2015)
US Open – T9 (2015)

Open Championship – T9 (2014)
PGA Championship – T46 (2014)

In 2007, Lowry won the Irish Amateur Closed Championship, joining fellow Irishmen Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington, Paul McGinley and Rory McIlroy as past winners of the event.

In 2009, Shane Lowry, in his first event of the year, became only the third amateur to win a European Tour title at the 3 Irish Open at County Louth GC in Ireland. Lowry managed to beat Robert Rock in a playoff. He joined New Zealander Danny Lee as the other amateur to win on the European Tour that year.

Three years later, the Irishman won his first European Tour title since the 3 Irish Open. He came behind on the final day to clinch the Portugal Masters. After three rounds, he found himself four shots off the leader Bernd Wiesberger but a final round of 5-under-par at Oceanico Victoria GC in Algarve was enough to overcome Ross Fisher by a shot.

In 2013/14, Lowry made three PGA Tour starts and these all came in major championships. In the 2014 Open Championship at Hoylake, Lowry finished in 9th position on 10-under-par, seven shots behind winner Rory McIlroy. This was his best major championship finish so far.

In 2015, the Irishman then tied his previous best finish at a major championship, this time finishing 9th at the US Open. Lowry scored Even Par throughout the four days of action, just five shots off the talented Jordan Spieth.

Lowry’s career highlight came in 2015, when he won the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. The Irishman scored 11-under-par and finished two shots ahead of American Bubba Watson. Lowry tied Watson as the lowest scorer on the final day, shooting an impressive bogey free four-under-par.

 

 

Shane Lowry won his first tournament as a professional at the Portugal Masters with a one shot victory over Englishman Ross Fisher

Irish amateur Shane Lowry has won the 3 Irish Open at County Louth Golf Club after a playoff against England’s Robert Rock. He is the second amateur winner on this season’s European Tour but only the third in the Tour’s history.