Who is Shane Lowry?
Shane Lowry is a man for the big occasion, with a major championship to his name alongside WGC victories and Rolex Series wins.
The Irishman was not even a professional golfer when he won his first tour title. He won on home soil at the 3 Irish Open as an amateur in 2009, beating Robert Rock in a sudden death play-off to the joy of the home crowd. He would go on to win on home soil again a decade later, this time at the Open Championship. Lowry lifted the Claret Jug, his only major title to date.
Of his six titles, four have been elevated tournaments. In 2015, Lowry won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, taking his first PGA Tour victory in style. He has since also won two Rolex Series events – the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and the BMW PGA Championship – the latter being the DP World Tour’s flagship event.
Lowry made his Ryder Cup debut in 2021, as Team Europe were hammered by Team USA at Whistling Straits. The Irishman showed his passion and how much it meant, as encapsulated in his celebration after he and Tyrrell Hatton won one of just nine points that the Europeans could muster. He will return at the 2023 Ryder Cup, playing as a captain’s pick once again.
Shane Lowry | An Overview
Name: Shane Lowry
Born: April 2, 1987
Nationality: Republic of Ireland
Residence: Dublin, Republic of Ireland / Jupiter, Florida
Turned Pro: 2009
Professional Wins: 6
Highest World Ranking: 16 – February 2, 2020
Best Results In Majors
Professional Wins – 6
2009 (1) – 3 Irish Open
2012 (1) – Portugal Masters
2015 (1) – WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
2019 (2) – Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, Open Championship
2022 (1) – BMW PGA Championship
[H2] Shane Lowry | What’s In His Bag?
Driver: Srixon ZX5 (9.5°; Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 70 TX shaft)
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade SIM2 Titanium (15°; Project X HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 80 TX shaft), TaylorMade M5 (19° @ 18.25°; Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X shaft)
Irons: Srixon ZX Utility (3, 20°; Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X shaft), Srixon ZX5 (4-5; KBS Tour 130 X shafts), Srixon ZX7 (6-PW; KBS Tour 130 X shafts)
Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (50-10 MID, 58-8; KBS Tour Wedge X Black shafts)
Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Exo 2-Ball
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV
Shoes: FootJoy Icon MyJoys
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Shane Lowry
When and where was Shane Lowry born?
Shane Lowry was born in Clara, County Offaly in the Republic of Ireland on April 2, 1987. His father was All-Ireland Senior Football champion, and Lowry learned his golf at Esker Hills Golf Club.
When did Shane Lowry turn professional?
Shortly after his historic victory at the 3 Irish Open in 2009, Lowry turned professional, forgoing his chance of appearing in the Walker Cup. His first appearance as a professional came at the European Open, where he missed the cut.
How many titles has Shane Lowry won?
As of September 2023, the Irishman has won six titles, all on the DP World Tour. His biggest victory is, of course, the Open Championship win at Royal Portrush in 2019. He also has won two Rolex Series titles – the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and the BMW PGA Championship – and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Who is Shane Lowry married to?
Lowry is married to Wendy Honner, with the pair having two children. The pair met in 2012 with Lowry proposing two years later. Another two years on, and the couple were married. They have two daughters, Iris and Ivy.
Did you Know?
Amateur Winner At National Open
Shane Lowry did the unthinkable at the 2009 Irish Open. As an amateur, he found his way into a play-off, eventually defeating England’s Robert Rock on the third play-off hole to lift the title. He became just the third amateur to win on the DP World Tour, in what was his very first event on the tour.
Major Winner On Home Soil
A decade on from that historic win, Lowry did it again and this time, it was on the biggest of stages. The Open Championship returned to Royal Portrush in 2019, and the Irishman was four shots clear after the third round. He ran away with the tournament on the final day to lift the Claret Jug, becoming the first man from the Republic of Ireland to do so since Padraig Harrington in 2008.
Lowry is a proud Irishman, and he had the opportunity to represent his country at the 2020 Olympic Games. The Games were postponed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the competition then played behind closed doors. Lowry finished T22, eight shots off eventual winner Xander Schauffele.