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Official: Shane Lowry And Rory McIlroy To Reunite For Team Ireland At Paris 2024 Olympics

Official: Shane Lowry And Rory McIlroy To Reunite For Team Ireland At Paris 2024 Olympics
Joshua Bell Curran
By Joshua Bell Curran Updated
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Both Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy have officially qualified for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris and will represent Ireland at the event in August, after the cut-off point for qualifying passed on Tuesday.

It will be the Duo's second Olympic outing in the green of Ireland, having also represented the country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where McIlroy finished fourth.

McIlroy, who is currently the second-ranked golfer in the world, qualified automatically, with the top fifteen-ranked golfers in the world being automatically eligible to take part in the tournament.


Lowry, who is ranked a strong 33rd in the World, qualified via the Olympic Golf Rankings which see the top two golfers from each country qualify for the tournament (after players from the top 15 world rankings).

Shane Lowry and Roy McIlroy in Tokyo

28 July 2021; Rory McIlroy, centre, and Shane Lowry of Ireland, with Shane Lowry's caddie Alan Lowry, left, during a practice round at the Kasumigaseki Country Club during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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Lowry and McIlroy book their seats on Irish plane to Paris 

While the Olympics is an individual event which will be played from the 1st -4th of August, both golfers have a reputation for getting the best out of each other, with the pair teaming up for, and winning the Zurich Classic of New Orleans back in April, before making headlines with their iconic celebrations.


After his gruelling near miss at the US Open, and generally consistent performances throughout the season, Holywood native McIlroy will go into the Olympics as a strong contender to medal for Ireland

While Lowry has been suffering from a below-par run of performances since their win in April, the Offaly man made a resurgence at the US Open that saw him bag a top-twenty finish at Pinehurst.

After strong showings from the pair, they'll both be heading to Paris with high hopes of winning an illustrious Olympic medal, and both golfers will be more than in the mix to do it.


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Shane Lowry Rory McIlroy Olympics


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