Michael Hoey frightened the life out of eventual champion Ross Fisher before clinching the first runner up finish of his European Tour career in the €1.5 million Tshwane Open.Read More
"Well that was just ........ I'll let you insert the missing word."
That was Shane Lowry's tweet after opening the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters with 76 that began with an eagle three and ended with a birdie.
The rest, especially the homeward nine of 41 blows, was clearly forgettable for the Clara man, who hasn't played four satisfying rounds in the same event since he was third in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews last September. Even then, the final round left him feeling gutted as what could have been a huge win slipped through his fingers.Read More
It’s easy to dismiss Shane Lowry as the beefy country boy who’s so laid-back he’s almost horizontal. After all, it’s an image he’s done little to shoot down since he made headlines worldwide by winning the 2009 Irish Open as an amateur.Read More
When a season begins with an Irishman becoming the first golfer from these shores to be named as Ryder Cup captain, only a major win can trump news of that magnitude. It didn’t happen in the grand slam events for Ireland’s usual suspects which means that 2013 will go down as the year, with respect to Graeme McDowell’s three worldwide wins and mid-season victories for Michael Hoey and Simon Thornton, that Paul McGinley finally broke the mould.Read More
Graeme McDowell and Simon Thornton were Irish golf’s big winners in the world rankings in 2013 but it was a disappointing year for the other six players who ended the season inside the Top-300 - Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Pádraig Harrington, Michael Hoey, Darren Clarke and Peter Lawrie.Read More
The world rankings say Shane Lowry regressed in 2013 but the Offaly man is convinced he made big strides with his game despite a disappointing ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf performance at Royal Melbourne.