Watch Shane Lowry get introduced HILARIOUSLY at PGA Tour's Honda Classic

2019 Open champion Shane Lowry was introduced enthusiastically before the final round of the Honda Classic on the PGA Tour.

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Sun, 26 Feb 2023
Watch Shane Lowry get introduced HILARIOUSLY at PGA Tour's Honda Classic

Shane Lowry was introduced hilariously as he teed off in the final round of the Honda Classic on the PGA Tour

We've seen some pretty interesting introductions over the years. I mean, just last week the announcer absolutely butchered Rory McIlroy's name. 

In fairness, Tiger Woods was making his first start in more than seven months and the eyes of the golf world were watching. I'd be nervous. 

But this introduction was just...something else. Full marks for enthusiasm. 



"It wasn't God-given right to win"

Lowry, 35, was chasing his third PGA Tour title at PGA National. He was runner-up here last year as Sepp Straka claimed his maiden win. 

The 2019 Open champion led for the majority of the final round but lamented his bad luck as the heavens opened on the 72nd hole. 

Straka had already teed off in sunshine and was able to make use of the extra distance before it started raining. He reached the green in two and made birdie. 

Lowry hit his drive left and was forced to lay up and ultimately missed out on the win. 


Reflecting on that moment earlier in the week, Lowry told the media:

"Yeah, look, it was one of those where I stand on the tee and torrential rain starts and I already see Sepp sort of 330 yards down the middle of the fairway, and I hit my driver, hit it to the left but hit it decent like 340 yards, so it was a pretty bad break.
"But it wasn't only that. You have a two-shot lead with five to play around this course and you play them at level par, you generally get the job done. Sepp played the last five holes in 3-under, which was pretty good around here. He went and won the tournament.
"Yes, if it didn't rain, the probability was I might have made birdie and got into a playoff, but it wasn't a God-given right to win.
"Yes, it was a bad break, but they're the breaks you get in golf. I was hoping it was going to repay me back at some stage during the year. I had a decent year last year, so yeah, whatever."

Lowry is right to say he had a decent year, given that he returned to winning ways at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. 

He also played well at Augusta National, finishing T-3 at The Masters.

Lowry is playing with a different caddie this year. He parted ways with Brian 'Bo' Martin earlier in the month, citing a loss of spark and chemistry

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