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Shane Lowry |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 224
College: Ireland

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When the first edition of the Official World Golf Ranking is released for the new year, Shane Lowry will find himself sitting a career-best 42nd.
He'll close out 2014 slotted a career-best 44th (for the third time) before the formula is updated next week. While debate will forever wage over the value of the OWGR, his position is probably pretty accurate. No, he didn't win this year, but runner-up finishes at the BMW PGA Championship and Wales Open highlighted a banner season on the European Tour where he placed a career-best 10th in the Race to Dubai. The Irishman made news for his disgust with the PGA of America over a grouping with fellow big fellas Kevin Stadler and Brendon de Jonge at the PGA Championship, but Lowry didn't let it get in the way of a T46. He's already exempt into the Masters and Open Championship in 2015, and he'll gain entry in the other two majors via the OWGR (if he doesn't qualify another way first). The 27-year-old is also already exempt into his first WGC-Cadillac Championship, where he may serve as a tasty option in weekly games. Mon, Dec 29, 2014 01:26:00 AM

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Shane Lowry enters this week's World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions ranked 51st in the Official World Golf Ranking.

The Irishman enters the week in fantastic form, posting top 20s in seven of his last 10 worldwide stroke-play events, dating all the way back to June of last year. The 27-year old appears to have found his swing and is circling in on his third career victory. Gamers should have a hard look at Lowry this week, in all formats.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 08:21:00 AM

Shane Lowry signed for a blemish-free 4-under-par 32-35=67 in the final round of the PGA Championship to end the week at 1-under 283.

Lowry picked up seven birdies and handed back a trio of bogeys on his slosh around Valhalla Golf Club. Three of those birdies fell from outside 15 feet, with a 35'1" birdie at the signature par-4 13th hole the resounding highlight. Though he split just half of his 14 fairways and landed 10 GIR, he putted to a 1.30 average and gained just shy of two strokes with the flat stick. While he won't factor into the decision this week, he departs Kentucky with a nice taste in his mouth.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 12:50:00 PM

Shane Lowry turned in a 3-under-par 35-33=68 for his opening round of the PGA Championship.

The Irishman split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation en route to five birdies against two bogeys. His most notable birdie dropped in from 12'1" at the par-4 first hole -- his 10th of the round -- but his longest conversion disappeared for par from 13'7" at the par-3 third. Lowry signed his card sitting three strokes back of the tri-leaders in the clubhouse.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 06:12:00 PM

Shane Lowry lit up Hoylake for a bogey-free 7-under-par 32-33=65 in the final round of The Open Championship to post 10-under 278, good for a share of ninth place.

Lowry was solid all day, picking up three birdies on the front nine and four more on the back. He held the clubhouse lead at the time he signed his card. This was the Irishman's third Open, having made the cut in each of his first two but failing to crack the top 30. He trended well into this event, with a T12 at the BMW International Open and a T4 at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open immediately prior to his trip to Royal Liverpool. His terrific finale clinched an exemption into next year's Open Championship at St. Andrews. The top 10 and ties receive automatic berths. The others: 1st--Rory McIlroy ... T2--Rickie Fowler; Sergio Garcia ... 4th--Jim Furyk ... T5--Marc Leishman; Adam Scott ... T7--Edoardo Molinari; Charl Schwartzel ... T9--Victor Dubuisson; Graeme McDowell.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Shane Lowry posted a 4-under-par 36-32=68 in his opening round of The Open Championship, finishing four strokes adrift of pal Rory McIlroy's overnight lead.

Lowry went out in the fifth-to-last threesome at Royal Liverpool today, but he finished among the throng at T3 entering the second round. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation overall, but sat 1-over at the turn following just one birdies offset by two bogeys. That's when he turned on the jets on the inward par 37. He converted five birdies, two of which on the three par 5s, in addition to birdies at the par-4 11th, 12th and 14th holes.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 04:19:00 PM

Shane Lowry made the cut in each of his first two appearances in The Open Championship and returns this week for a third try.

The Irishman has flashed some form of late, tying for fourth at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open last week after sharing 12th in the BMW International Open. He also finished alone in second at the BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP, which is the flagship event on the European Tour. Having grown up playing golf in Ireland, there's little doubt that he will feel quite at home at Royal Liverpool.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 09:38:00 PM

Shane Lowry cruised to medalist honors in today's U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Walton Heath in Surrey, England.

Lowry posted 8-under-par 69-67=136 to secure his second start in the season's second major. Fourteen golfers earned berths into Pinehurst. Runner-up honors at 7-under 137 were shared by Niclas Fasth (67-70), Garth Mulroy (69-68) and Simon Griffiths (67-70). Brooks Koepka (72-67), Marcel Siem (73-66), Graeme Storm (68-71), Maximilian Kieffer (68-71), Shiv Kapur (68-71) and Chris Doak (68-71) shared fifth place at 5-under 139. The final four spots were determined in a six-way playoff survived by Tom Lewis (4-under 71-69=140), Oliver Fisher (67-73), Andrea Pavan (71-69) and Lucas Bjerregaard (69-71). Danny Willett (70-70) and Morten Ørum Madsen (70-70) settled for first- and second-alternate status, respectively. Notables that failed to qualify include: 141--Matteo Manassero ... 142--George Coetzee ... 143--Robert Karlsson; Edoardo Molinari; Chris Wood ... 145--Richard Green ... 146--Padraig Harrington; José Maria Olazábal ... 148--Ross Fisher.
Mon, May 26, 2014 05:43:00 PM

Shane Lowry will tee it up in the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational for the second time in his career.

The Irishman finds his way into the field by virtue of a victory at the 2012 Portugal Masters. His form has been decent of late, making his last four cuts including a T5 at the Irish Open. His 2009 appearance here resulted in a 20-over-par 72-hole score, so it seems unlikely he will make the necessary adjustments to contend.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 10:08:00 PM

Shane Lowry returns to the United States for his first Memorial.

The Irishman tied for 12th at the BMW PGA Championship last week in England. This is his sixth appearance in a PGA TOUR event this season and the results have been mixed. He owns two top 15s but missed his other four cuts.
Mon, May 27, 2013 09:16:00 PM

Shane Lowry will try and tackle Redstone Golf Club's Tournament Course in the Shell Houston Open.

Lowry last teed it up on the PGA TOUR in Puerto Rico, where he opened with a 77 and missed the cut. He made plenty of noise in taking out Rory McIlroy at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, but has been quiet since. While he is an intriguing option this week, others make for a more sound investment.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 09:59:00 PM

The day after he eliminated the No. 1 golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy, from the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, Shane Lowry stepped on the gas en route to a 6-and-5 punishing of Carl Pettersson in the Jones Bracket in the second round.

Lowry completed 13 holes in bogey-free 5-under-par today and won all six holes of the match. He secured four of those with birdies, including a long conversion at the par-5 13th where the match ended mercilessly for the Swede. Lowry advances to see what he can do against the winner of Alexander Noren v. Graeme McDowell.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 04:52:00 PM

Shane Lowry’s first venture into the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship will be an opening-round tee time with Rory McIlroy.

After a tie for ninth to start the year at the Volvo World Championships, the Irishman enters the week having missed the cut in his last two events. To say he has a tall mountain to climb in the Jones Bracket could be a bit of an understatement.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 10:38:00 PM

Shane Lowry followed his opening 66 at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions with a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in his second round to set the 36-hole clubhouse lead at 10-under 134.

Lowry rolled in three of his five birdies on par 5s today and limited the damage to a lone bogey on the par-4 sixth hole. He won't sleep on the lead, but he clipped three others that had already reached the clubhouse in 8-under 136.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 02:24:00 AM

Shane Lowry posted a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in his opening round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, finishing one stroke off the pace of the overnight co-leaders.

The Irishman was on cruise control, racking up eight birdies through 16 holes. Alas, he lost his focus and closed bogey-bogey to forfeit the lead. He arrived in China with tremendous momentum. After winning in Portugal three weeks ago, he finished alone in fifth place at last week's BMW Masters to climb to 57th in the world ranking.
Thu, Nov 1, 2012 04:20:00 AM