Saturday 24 February 2018

Shane Lowry shows them the 5-iron in his soul

Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

Recently on the European Tour, Shane Lowry could be seen celebrating a hole in one. Not only was it an ace, it came with a prize of a BMW sports car, a flying machine worth about 150 grand. So it is no wonder that Lowry was punching the air, high on the improbability of it all.

Except it wasn’t actually him who had won the car. It was his playing partner Chris Wood who got the hole in one, and Lowry was just celebrating with him, delighted on his behalf.

You could sense a certain puzzlement on the part of the commentators, unaccustomed as they were to seeing such an outbreak of plain good-heartedness. It must have looked to them more like the reaction of some lad who had rolled out on to his local track with his mates who play once a month, than that of a touring professional.

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