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Shane Lowry

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Shane Lowry

Born: 2 April 1987
Birthplace: Clara, County Offaly, Ireland
College: University College Dublin
Resides: Dublin, Ireland

Major Wins: 1
Euro or PGA Tour Wins : 5
Other Wins: 0

Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: No
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐⭐


Shane had a career best year in 2019, winning The Open Championship in front of his fellow Irishmen at Royal Portrush G.C. In a year he'll never forget he also won the Abu Dhabi Championship and had several other top 3 finishes.  Thankfully for Shane he was able to put the disappointment of throwing away a 4 shot lead at the 2016 US Open and use that experience to help him get over the line at Portrush.  Shane also credits the fact he became a father in the year following his collapse at the US Open as making him a better golfer.

Shane hasn't won since 2019 now but six top 10's in 2021 shows he's not far off another victory.

Shane capped his amateur career by joining the elite band of amateur golfers who have won a professional event as an amateur when he won the 2012 Irish Open.

Significant info

Shane played most of 2021 on the PGA Tour.

Pressure Performance Analysis

Shane has been up and down since his Open Championship win in 2019, so his Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set to ⭐⭐⭐.​

September 2022
Began the final round of the BMW PGA Championship two shots behind the leaders.  Shot a 65 to win by a shot.

April 2022
➖ Went into the final round of the RBC Heritage one shot behind Harold Varner III and shot 69 to miss out on a playoff by one shot. Threw away a really good chance to win when leading on the back nine.

February 2022
➖ Began the final round of the 2022 Honda Classic 5 shots behind Daniel Berger. Berger's collapse was combined with a strong start by Lowry.  However, Sepp Straka finished stronger to win by 1 shot over the Irishman. Didn't do much wrong but didn't close emphatically either. Shot 67 in the end.

January 2022
❌Began the final round of the Abu Dhabi Championship one shot behind Jamieson and shot 77 to finish 5 shots back.

November 2021
❌ Began 3 shots behind Rory McIlroy at the DP World Tour Championship and shot 72 to finish 6 shots behind Morikawa.

October 2021
➖ Began 3 shots behind Danny Willett at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Shot 68 to remain 3 back. 

July 2019 
Shane held a four shot lead going into the final round of The Open.  He shot a 72 to win by 6.

April 2019 
➖ Trailed Dustin Johnson by 1 shot at the RBC Heritage.  Shot a respectable final round 70 to lose out by two shots to C.T. Pan.

January 2019 
Shane led wire to wire to win the Abu Dhabi Championship.  It should be noted that he was fours shots behind with 7 holes to play after Richard Sterne started the final round in blistering fashion.  However, Shane birdied the 12rh and 13th before closing out with a birdie on the 18th for the win.


Goes Best When Fresh 
Each of Shane's last three wins and his last two runner up placings have come after he has had at least a week off. His three best results of 2021 also came after weeks off. Shane is a golfer who is most likely to win after a break.

Wind Expert 
Open Championship and Irish Open winds both came in brutal conditions.

Playoff Record


Remarkably, the only playoff Shane has been in is the 2012 Irish Open when he was an amateur and defeated Robert Rock.

Significant Quotes

April 2021
“I’m very driven. I’m more driven now than I’ve ever been. I really want to do a lot in this game and I really feel like I’ve got the ability to do a lot and hopefully I can give people at home something to cheer about over the next while.”

April 2020
“I’m not bigging myself up but in this game you are only ever one week away from greatness.  That’s why I took Oakmont so badly; when you are in that position and you let it slip, it’s so hard to take. If I hadn’t won at Portrush from that [starting] position on Sunday, I still wouldn’t be over it.  Oakmont took longer than I realised, my form went really bad after what had been a good 12-18 months. I will probably always look back and think I should have won … but everyone has one of those.”

2020 Abu Dhabi Championship
"I had not won for a few years, and I think to win the way I won last year, as well. I led the whole week and then found myself four behind with seven to play, and I showed a lot of character, a lot of determination and a lot of heart that day.  I think that can only give you confidence going forward. Like anybody in this game, anybody who plays this game, knows that a lot of it is built on confidence. A lot of form is built on confidence, and that's what I gained from here last year."