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Shane Lowry Has Won The 148th Open Championship

Shane Lowry Has Won The 148th Open Championship
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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Shane Lowry has won The Open Championship, capturing the hearts of an entire nation in the process.

Heading into today's final round with a four shot lead, the Offaly man was heavy favourite to claim the claret jug. The weather conditions ensured that it was going to be a nervy day, with the wind and rain making low scores hard to come by.

Lowry started his round with a bogey, although he would make up for that error with a birdie on the fourth. Further ones would follow on fifth and seventh, but things would get a bit nervy at this point.

The Irishman would bogey three of the next four holes, including this wayward putt on the ninth.


As luck would have it, Tommy Fleetwood, his nearest challenger, would also struggle.

After finding the bunker with his tee shot on the par-three 13th, he would play a mesmerising chip out of the hazard to save par. Lowry was back on track.

When he hit a pinpoint approach shot to set himself up for birdie on the 15th, we knew it was his tournament.


This par putt on the 17th meant allowed the Clara man to take it all in as he headed to the final hole.

Heading down the 18th with a six shot lead, the atmosphere in Portrush was absolutely magical.

Lowry is the sixth Irish golfer to win a major championship, and the first since Rory McIlroy in 2014. He will get a nice payday out of it, claiming the £1.56million winner's cheque.


The opportunity to win a major on home soil could be a once in a lifetime opportunity for an Irish golfer, and no matter what he goes on to do in the game, this will be the crowning achievement of Shane Lowry's career.

Considering the setting of the tournament, we do not think it is an exaggeration to say this is one of the greatest days in Irish sporting history.

Hopefully this will be the first of many for Lowry. One thing is for certain, Clara will be absolutely hopping tonight.

SEE ALSO: Shane Ross Is Heading To Portrush To Support Shane Lowry


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