Shane Lowry beats bad omens and bad weather to become Irish hero with Open success

THE golf was ragged, downright ugly sometimes in the filthy weather even but there was a poetic beauty to Shane Lowry’s Royal Portrush triumph as he proved himself the man for all seasons on Sunday afternoon.

The Open’s return to these parts after a 68-year intermission delivered a fitting champion – the fifth from the island of Ireland – amid remarkable scenes after a final round procession.

With the crowd swarming onto the fairway behind him, Lowry arrived as a conquering king at the 18th green to choruses of ‘Shay-no’ and ‘Ole, ole, ole’.

As the last putt dropped he embraced his caddie ‘Bo’ Martin, from Belfast, his wife Wendy,...
source: Express

2019-07-22 09:44
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