• Home
  • /
  • Golf
  • /
  • The Unofficial Irish Professional Golf Match Play Champion Is Decided Today

The Unofficial Irish Professional Golf Match Play Champion Is Decided Today

The Unofficial Irish Professional Golf Match Play Champion Is Decided Today
By John Dodge Updated

Today, at 2.34pm (Irish time), the final of the unofficial Irish Professional Golf Match Play Champion begins. In the first round, as part of the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship, Shane Lowry shocked World Number One Rory McIlroy while Graeme McDowell beat 3-time major winner Padraig Harrington.

Lowry is making his debut in the tournament

After Lowry and McDowell beat a pair of Swedish golfers yesterday in a warm up for the Irish Match Play, disguising itself as the last 32 of the WGC event, they'll face each other today for the first time in the match play format. Lowry beat Carl Pettersson 6&5 while McDowell recovered from this shock to beat Alex Noren on the 20th hole.

 

Losing semifinalists McIlroy and Harrington picked up $46,000 for their troubles.  Today's loser will earn $144,000 while the winner is guaranteed $275,000 (rising to $1.5million if he can win the WGC event). Lowry has already created his own bit of history;

We wish them both well.

Advertisement
Join The Monday Club Have a tip or something brilliant you wanted to share on? We're looking for loyal Balls readers free-to-join members club where top tipsters can win prizes and Balls merchandise

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now!

Sponsored by Arachas

Golf coverage on Balls.ie is in partnership with Arachas, Ireland's largest nationwide insurance broker. Over 50 years of experience in the Irish market.

Copyright © 2022. All rights reserved. Developed by Square1 and powered by PublisherPlus.com

Advertisement