Born in an Irish town named Clara, almost exactly in the middle of the country, Shane Lowry has followed in the footsteps of many famous countrymen in the sport of golf.
In 2009, he won the Irish Open on the European Tour (now DP World Tour) as an amateur, becoming just the third amateur ever to win on the European Tour and just the fifth Irish winner of the country’s national open.
Ten years later, he won the Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland.
Sport runs in Lowry’s family. His father Brendan was a famous Gaelic football star. Lowry often wears black and white on the golf course to represent his hometown team’s Gaelic football colors.
And it was his uncles who introduced a teenage Lowry to golf. Within a year of playing, Lowry was a 12 handicap. A few months later it was in the single digits.