Northern Ireland - land of the rising sum
Lowry claims joint third in Japan
Shane Lowry claimed the biggest cheque of his professional career and his best finish since his Irish Open victory when he tied for third behind Italy's Edoardo Molinari in the €1.5 m Dunlop Phoenix Tournament on Sunday.
Molinari claimed his fourth win of the season and his third in his last five starts when he made a four footer on the second play-off hole to beat Sweden's Robert Karlsson after both players had tied on 13-under 271.
Lowry closed with a four under par 67 to share third with Hirofumi Miyase on seven under par and earn 11.6m yen (around €88,000).
Lowry up to 12th in Dunlop Phoenix
Shane Lowry continued his upward trend in the Land of the Rising Sun by moving to tied 12th entering the final round of the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament.
He trails Italy's Edoardo Molinari by five shots after the Italian winner of this year’s Challenge Tour rankings also shot a two-under 69 to take a one-stroke lead in the €1.5m Japan Golf Tour event.
Lowry on the rise in Dunlop Phoenix
Shane Lowry moved up from 53rd to tied 20th at the halfway stage of the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament in Japan.
Lowry big in Japan with Dunlop invite
Shane Lowry will bring his rookie season to an end by taking on Vijay Singh in the Land of the Rising Sun.
The Irish Open champion, 22, has been given an invitation to tee it up in the Japan Golf Tour’s €1.5m Dunlop Phoenix Tournament from November 19-22.
At least that’s the plan, providing Shane doesn’t make up the €370,000 plus deficit that is keeping him out of the season-ending Dubai World Championship, which takes place the same week.
Harrington set for Tiger showdown
Padraig Harrington will partner Tiger Woods in the third round of the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament in Japan and get a major boost.
The Dubliner, 35, fired a four under par 66 in $1.7 million event at Phoenix Country Club to get to seven under par and trail the world No 1 by just one stroke at halfway.
Harrington's round the world odyssey
Cash machine Padraig Harrington is preparing a massive €22 million world tour tour to finish off his season in style.
The in-form Dubliner plans to rack up the money with lucrative visits to Spain, China, Japan, South Africa, Babados and the United States between now and Christmas.