Padraig Harrington and Damien McGrane believe it’s only a matter of time before Shane Lowry rediscovers his Irish Open magic.

Lowry is learning his trade.The Clara hero, 22, shocked the world when he won The 3 Irish Open as an amateur just seven weeks ago.

But after watching Lowry make the his first cut as a pro in last week’s French Open, the tour stars reckons it won’t be long before he’s a regular title contender.

Triple major winner Harrington said: “Last week was the first time I met Shane and it was nice to get to know him that little bit better.

“He showed in winning the Irish Open he certainly has a very good golf game but now that he is out on tour there is so much to learn, and it’s something you can’t learn overnight.

“It took me time to get settled out and it’s going to take Shane time. He’s going to have to learn about travelling about Europe and other aspects like what airport to fly into, where to stay and basically just how to manage himself out on the tour.

“So that all takes time, as it does for every player out here, but Shane has shown he compete out here and once he finds his feet I’m sure he’ll be okay.”

Lowry missed his first three cuts as a pro but pocketed €16,800 for a share of 50th in France. And he certainly impressed McGrane who played alongside him for the first two rounds.

McGrane said: “Shane is a very, very talented player and he hit some beautiful shots over the two days I played alongside him. He’s got a lot of game and all Shane needs out here is a little bit of time and he’ll do nicely.

“It was the first time I had met him and played with him, so I was very impressed and he will have a good career out here. He got thrown in the deep end after winning the Irish Open so once he settles down you will see him start shooting the scores.”