Lowry in for rest of PGA

OFFALY'S Shane Lowry and Branden Grace have accepted special temporary membership of the PGA Tour for the remainder of 2015.

The European Tour regulars, along with Australian youngster Cameron Smith, secured the privilege courtesy of their high finishes in the US Open at Chambers Bay.

Lowry finished in a tie for ninth, five places behind South African Grace, who went into the final day in a tie for the lead but finished the tournament fourth after closing with a one-over 71.

They have all earned more non-member FedEx Cup points than the total of the player who finished 150th on the list in 2014. England's Danny Willett and up and coming US player Patrick Rodgers also secured invites in similar fashion earlier in the season.