Shane Lowry Just Got Lucky
On Sunday August 9th, Shane Lowry had the best game of his career at the WGC- Bridgestone Invitation at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. This Irish-man got his first win in the PGA tour. At 28 years old, in his prime, he must feel more accomplished than ever.
Lowry won the Gary Player Trophy and a whopping $1.57 million. This was because he had final score of 11- under 269, in a tournament of 77 players. His 18th hole was remarkable, he comments saying:
“[I think 18 was] probably one of the worst tee shots I’ve hit all week,” Lowry said. “But I was just going in there praying that I could get it down there on the green. It got down, and it actually had a pretty horrific lie. It was sitting down in a hole. It was almost like someone had stood on it, but it was where the crowd was walking. And I just said to Dermot, ‘I’ll try and hit sand wedge and just get it down to the front of the green.’ I pulled it a bit too low and went into the tree. The rest is history.”
A friend, Graeme McDowell from Northern Ireland says, “I have known he is a very talented young man for several years now,” McDowell said. “This golf course personifies what he is good at. He is an extremely great driver with the ball. He is very long and very straight, and his short game is one of his outstanding qualities. He is one of the best chippers of a ball that I know.”
Lowry clearly has a great support system and we are all sure that this isn’t the end of it for him. He is on fire and we are looking forward to seeing his next big accomplishment.