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Shane Lowry

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 224

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Shane Lowry will be seeking a third top ten finish in the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai at Jumeirah Golf Estates this week.
The last two years have seen the Irishman open his Earth Course account in vastly different fashion. Back in 2014 a lap of 66 earned him the first round lead; 12 months later an initial tour of 75 had him languishing T54. It's typical because his four visits have a split personality: T8 and T5 the good Shane, T39 and T48 the bad Shane. Given that this season promised so much you have to think he'll be looking forward to pressing refresh over the winter. Since a last round 76 saw him blow the U.S. Open lead he finished T36 on defense of his Bridgestone Invitational title and then missed four weekends on the bounce. He's recovered to go 5-for-5 in recent weeks and was T8 after 54 holes of the WGC-HSBC Champions. So there are signs of recovery, but it might be that a good rest will be needed before he truly recovers the zip of the last two seasons. Nov 14 - 1:40 PM

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Shane Lowry vaulted up the leaderbaord during round three of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, styling a 7-under-par 32-33=65 to reach 9-under 207 on the week.

For the third straight day, the Irishman improved his GIR tallies (11→15→17). Missing just one green in regulation, Lowry had plenty of good looks at birdie and he capitalized. On the front nine he opened with a bogey before circling five birdies. After the turn he added three more birdies, reaching 15 on the week. Lowry posted a 6-under 66 in his very first round at Sheshan International (2009) but hasn't found anything better than 4-under 68 since, until now. The 29-year-old will enter the finale eight shots off the leader Hideki Matsuyama, but a mere five shot out of second place.
Oct 29 - 9:08 AM

Shane Lowry slots in at 24th on the Race to Dubai ahead of his fifth start at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China this week.

The Irishman has finished 5th (2015) and 10th (2014) on Europe's money list in the last two seasons so is a little short of that so far. Over 50% of his earnings in 2016 came via T2 at the U.S. Open although the manner of that result (he was four clear with 18 to play) certainly knocked him for a while and he missed his next three cuts. Lowry has made something of a recovery with T24-T18-T41 in his latest three starts. At this week's event, he shot 66 on his very first lap of Sheshan International GC in 2009 before finishing T28 but he hasn't beaten that since with T34 in 2014 and T68 last year. He also took part in the 2012 edition at Mission Hills, again starting with a 66 before falling to T32. This week he'll be attempting to win his second WGC event having landed the Bridgestone Invitational last year.
Oct 24 - 3:26 PM

World No. 36 Shane Lowry limps into his Wyndham Championship debut off four consecutive missed cuts. UPDATE: Lowry posted 8-under 272 (70-65-70-67), currently T43 on the leaderboard.

The first-time member though not a rookie was the 54-hole leader by four at the 116th U.S. Open before a closing 6-over 76 left him in a three-way T2, three back of champion Dustin Johnson. He chased with a T36 as defender at the no-cut WGC-Bridgestone and then missed two cuts in Scotland (Scottish Open, The Open), and missed the cuts at the PGA Championship and the Travelers. Since a third-round 65 at Oakmont, the 29-year-old has posted just two red numbers in his last 11 loops. He arrives 90th in the FedExCup standings with four top 25s in 15 starts.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Aug 17 - 7:30 PM

Shane Lowry will be relishing a return to links golf with this week's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in Inverness.

After finishing T6 at the Phoenix Open back in February his season took a turn for the worse with just one top 20 in his next 10 starts. That said, there were signs - T2 after 18 holes at Augusta, leading after 36 holes when T16 at Sawgrass - and he came good when T2 in the U.S. Open (having led after 54 holes). A solid if unspectacular defence of his Bridgestone Invitational title last week (T36 after a round one 78), but a return to Castle Stuart Golf Links should suit: he was T14 on course debut in 2011, T11 12 months later and T31 in 2013 (when T3 after 18 holes). 15-for-21 in Scotland makes him a solid option.
Jul 5 - 4:03 AM

Shane Lowry makes his way back to Firestone Country Club in attempt to defend his throne at this week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

Lowry found himself in a difficult situation this week. As the defending champion, it's almost an unwritten rule that you return to defend. However, his runner-up finish at the U.S. Open catapulted him up the European Tour Ryder Cup Rankings, currently 11th place. With the 100th Open de France giving up 2x Ryder Cup points, it would have been easy for Lowry to bail and head to Paris. Instead, he'll be collecting an easy paycheck this week and gets the opportunity to increase his position in the FedExCup standings (currently 75th). Lowry owns just four top 25s in 12 starts this season but gamers can just look at last year's leaderboard if they need a reminder of his upside this week.
Jun 28 - 3:58 PM

Fifty-four hole leader Shane Lowry backed up with a 6-over-par 38-38=76 in the final round of the 116th U.S. Open for a four-day total of 1-under 279, down one place into a three-way T2, three back of champion Dustin Johnson.

After opening his fourth appearance in 68-70 and a week-tying-low 65, the 29-year-old began the finale with a four-shot lead over playing competitor and first-round leader Andrew Landry, who shot 78. He also led Johnson by four, who was playing one twosome behind. The Irishman striped 10 (of 14) fairways but managed just nine greens in regulation and totaled 33 putts. He circled a lone birdie from 12 inches at the par-5 12th and squared seven bogeys, including three straight on 14-16. Lowry, the 2015 winner at the WGC-Bridgestone, settles for a career best in 14 major appearances, previously T9 two times, and his first career runner-up in 41 TOUR starts. It's also a season best in 12 events and second top 10 (T6, WMPO).
Jun 19 - 8:49 PM

Shane Lowry spun a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the two-day third round of the 116th U.S. Open to reach the three-quarter pole on 7-under 203, up two places on the live leaderboard, matching the low round of the week, and good for the 54-hole lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Lowry leads by four over 18-hole leader Andrew Landry and 36-hole leader Dustin Johnson.

The 29-year-old began the third round in a four-way T3 on 2-under, two back of 36-hole leader Dustin Johnson. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he was 3-under on his lap thru 14 holes, camouflaging bogeys on Nos. 2 and 8 with birdies on 4, 6, 7, 9 and 12. When play resumed on Sunday, he was the leader on the course by two, and extended the lead with an 11-foot birdie on the par-4 15th and a seven-footer for birdie-3 at 17. In summary, the Irishman circled seven against two squares and totaled 27 putts after 12 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation. This will be Lowry's first 54-hole lead on the PGA TOUR in his 41st career start. His 7-under aggregate ties the low 54-hole tally at Oakmont CC with Ernie Els (1994), who went on to win.
Jun 19 - 8:19 AM

The third round of the 116th U.S. Open was suspended at 8:49 p.m. ET due to darkness with a scheduled restart of 7:00 a.m. Sunday. UPDATE: The third round resumed as scheduled at 7:00 a.m. Sunday with 27 (of 67) needing to complete their respective rounds.

Shane Lowry was in the penultimate threesome and began the third round at 4:50 p.m. on Saturday. He was in a four-way T3 on 2-under, two back of 36-hole leader Dustin Johnson, and got 14 holes into the books when the horn sounded. When play resumes on Sunday, he'll be hitting his tee shot to the par-4 15th and is the leader on the course at 5-under total. The 29-year-old, a first-time TOUR member though not a rookie, squared two bogeys on the card, but camouflaged them with five birdies. He's leading by two shots over first-round leader Andrew Landry, who is even-par thru 13 holes and 3-under total. Johnson is one shot further back, 2-over on his lap thru 13 holes.
Jun 18 - 9:07 PM

Shane Lowry tacked on an even-par 35-35=70 to his opening 68 and is 2-under 138 after 36 holes of the U.S. Open at Oakmont.

That's just two swings behind leader Dustin Johnson and puts the Irishman T3 on the leaderboard. Lowry, who was T9 in last year's edition at Chambers Bay, started out with a bogey at 10 and swallowed another at the 225-yard par-3 16th. Those dropped shots took him back to even-par but he circled birdies at 4 and 6 to get going in the right direction again and put further pep in his step by saving par from 25ft at his closing hole, the 468-yard par-4 9th. Last year's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational winner split 9 (of 14) fairways and hit an impressive 15 greens in regulation in round two. He needed 33 putts.
Jun 18 - 2:36 PM

Shane Lowry breezed through Oakmont Country Club with a 2-under-par 36-32=68 during the opening round of the 116th U.S. Open Championship.

The Irishman opened with a bang, punching one into the hole from 60 yards out to circle an early birdie. He went quiet for the remainder of the opening nine, trading two bogeys with six pars. After the turn, he found three more circles. First he knocked in a 14-footer for birdie at the par-4 11th and then splashed home an 8-footer three holes later. Lastly, he landed his tee ball on the fringe at the driveable par-4 17th hole, leading to a tap-in birdie to reach 2-under for the round. Lowry finished T9 at last year's U.S. Open, and may be on his way to a second straight top 10 at this event.
Jun 17 - 9:52 AM

Despite a back-nine wobble, Shane Lowry posted a 3-under-par 32-37=69 in round one of the BMW PGA Championship.

With three top sixes and a T12 in his last five starts at Wentworth, Lowry is one of the favorites to take victory this week and justified that status by cruising to 4-under after eight pars and birdies at 2, 4, 7 and 12. A bogey at 13 halted his momentum and he then shipped two more shots with a double bogey-5 at 14. However, the Irishman recovered with birdies at 15 and 18 to shoot his fourth straight round in the 60s over the West Course after closing 67-67-69 to finish T6 last year. Last year's WGC-Bridgstone Invitational winner piped 10 (of 14) fairways, hit 13 greens in regulation and took 27 putts. He was 2-for-4 from sand. On the live leaderboard he's T6, four shots behind leaders Scott Hend and YE Yang.
May 26 - 9:38 AM

Shane Lowry mixed five birdies against four bogeys in an opening 1-under-par 37-34=71 at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

That's good enough for T3 on the live leaderboard and just two shots behind joint-leaders Ross Fisher and Martin Kaymer. Lowry, who won this event as an amateur at County Louth in 2009, circled red at three of the par 5s (10, 18 and 4) and added two more at 1 and 6. His progress was stalled with dropped shots at 15, 17, 3 and a walk-off bogey at 9. The Irishman split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation. His short game wasn't at its best though (0-for-3 scrambling and 32 putts) but this represents a solid start in his bid to win the tournament for a second time.
May 19 - 8:56 AM

Shane Lowry styled a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in the second round of THE PLAYERS, staking claim of the clubhouse lead at 11-under 133 just before darkness suspended round two. UPDATE: With R2 completed on Saturday morning, Lowry is in solo second, four back of 36-hole leader Jason Day.

Lowry fired a 7-under 29 on the back nine, Thursday, but found his share of troubles there today. In fact, he led off his round on No. 10 and made his first scoring action with a bogey at the par-4 14th hole. It came as a result of a missed 5'11" par-saving attempt. He bounced back with a birdie at the par-5 16th but found water at the infamous par-3 17th, leading to a second bogey of the day. Lowry did not let it bring him down, as he rebounded by holing out an eagle-approach shot from 120 yards at the par-4 18th hole. When all was said and done, it took him six more shots on the back nine, day-over-day. From there, he cruised home with three birdies and zero bogeys on the front nine to take the title of the clubhouse leader. Jason Day is three shots in front of him with four holes remaining, but darkness has suspended play for the day.
May 13 - 8:16 PM

Shane Lowry cruised to a 7-under-par 36-29=65 during the first round of THE PLAYERS to grab a piece of the early clubhouse lead.

Lowry traded just one birdie with one bogey on the front nine and his round looked rather pedestrian at the turn. From there, he rattled off birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie, starting with a 35'4" birdie bomb at the par-4 10th hole. His eagle at the par-5 11th was also from downtown, this time from 25'3". Lowry split just eight (of 14) fairways on his round but was able to recover nicely with 14 greens in regulation. He is the first to post a sub-30 back nine in PLAYERS history. The Irishman missed the cut in his tournament debut last year, so it goes without saying this is his low round at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.
May 12 - 12:53 PM