Who is Shane Lowry?

He’s the leading Irishman on tour, but who is Shane Lowry? Find out more with our player profile here…


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 returned at the 2023 Ryder Cup, playing as a captain’s pick once again.

Shane Lowry | Player Profile

Personal Information

Name: Shane Lowry
Born: April 2, 1987
Nationality: Republic of Ireland
Residence: Dublin, Republic of Ireland / Jupiter, Florida


Turned Pro: 2009
Professional Wins: 7
Highest World Ranking: 16 – February 2, 2020

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Masters Tournament – T3 (2022)
PGA Championship – T4 (2021)
– US Open – T2 (2016)
– Open Championship – WON (2019)

Professional Wins – 7

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
2024 (1) – Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Shane Lowry | What’s In His Bag?

The Irishman uses an array of clubs across his bag. He uses a Srixon ZX5 driver, along with ZX, ZX5 and ZX7 irons. TaylorMade fairway woos, Cleveland wedges and an Odyssey putter complete the set.

Check out our full piece on Shane Lowry’s what’s in the bag here.

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.

Shane Lowry wife Open Championship
Shane Lowry (right) with wife Wendy and daughter Iris after winning the Open Championship at Royal Portrush in 2019

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.

Record-Equalling 62

At the 2024 PGA Championship, the Irishman carded a 9-under-par 62 in the third round at Valhalla, tying the record for the low round in a men’s major championship.

2020 Olympian

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.

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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