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Shane Lowry Steps In After Pro-Am Partner Smashes Windscreen With Shank

Shane Lowry Steps In After Pro-Am Partner Smashes Windscreen With Shank
By Eoin Harrington Updated

Shane Lowry was left with an expensive bill at the BMW PGA Pro-Am on Wednesday, as his playing partner did some serious damage to a car windshield with a "shank" at the 18th green.

Lowry was taking part in the warm up event for the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth when his playing partner completely miscued his shot to the 18th green.

One unfortunate patron had left their car in the firing line of the miscued shot, and Lowry chased down the fan in question after the round.

Shane Lowry apologises for broken windshield at BMW Pro-Am

Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy were among those outspoken about the LIV Golf players at the BMW PGA Championship this weekend. Before getting down to business with the DP World Tour event, however, there was the Pro-Am to be taken care of.

Lowry and his group managed to get to the last hole without major incident, before his partner completely "shanked" his shot to the green at the 18th. The shot did some damage to a nearby car - Lowry tweeted a video of the incident saying "If the owner sees this DM me... we need to get you a new windscreen."

The owner of the car, to be fair to him, could see the funny side of the incident.

The poor patron with a broken windshield was Today's Golfer digital editor Rob Jerram.


Responding to Shane Lowry's tweet, Jerram said "Thanks Shane... got a bit of a shock when I left the media centre to drive back to the hotel!"

We'd imagine the incident involving Jerram's car might just make it into his report on the Wentworth Pro-Am. He will be hoping Shane Lowry stays true to his word and takes care of the cost of replacing the windshield.

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