WATCH: Shane Lowry's spine-tingling walk up the 18th at The Open

Shane Lowry wins The Open in front of his adoring home fans at Royal Portrush. Re-live his epic walk down 18...

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Mon, 22 Jul 2019


It was a scene not dissimilar to that of Tiger Woods' walk down the 18th when returning to the winner's circle at last year's Tour Championship. 

Shane Lowry is the new Champion Golfer of the Year following his emphatic six-stroke romp over Tommy Fleetwood at The Open.

Re-live the Irishman's epic walk down the 18th as he gets spurred on to win the Claret Jug by his adoring Irish fans...





Lowry, 32, clinched his first major title with a dominant six-stroke victory on 15-under par. 

Speaking after being presented with the Claret Jug on the 18th green, Lowry said: "What can I say? I just have so many people to thank, first of all the R&A for such a great event.

"To have an Open here on the island of Ireland and at Royal Portrush is amazing. I love this place and to be able to come here and play an Open was great.

"A lot of people in my backroom team: my coach Neil (Manchip), my caddie Bo, my management team - I definitely wouldn't be standing here without them."

Lowry fought back tears as he mentioned his parents, adding: "They sacrificed so much for me when I was younger and I'm so happy that I can hand them this trophy tonight.

"My wife and my little girl, to have them here today is just extra special.

"Last but not least the volunteers and all the fans, thank you so much, this one's for you."

The win comes a year after sacking his caddie after the first round of last year's Open en route to missing the cut for a fourth year in succession.

For Lowry, it marks a sense of redemption having blown his chance of winning the US Open three years ago.

Lowry had started the final round of that tournament with a four-stroke lead but his round of 76 saw him pipped to the line by Dustin Johnson.


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