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22:20  21 july  2019
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The Latest: Shane Lowry sets early target at British Open

The Latest: Shane Lowry sets early target at British Open PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on first round of The British Open (all times local): 2 p.m. Shane Lowry has set the early target in the British Open with a 4-under 67, eight shots lower than his best opening round in the other three majors this year. And making it extra special was doing it on Irish soil. Among those one shot behind was Dylan Frittelli, the last man to qualify for the Open by winning the John Deere Classic. He was joined by Sergio Garcia, Webb Simpson and Alex Noren, along with another player who might need some introduction.

Shane Lowry (born 2 April 1987) is an Irish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour and the PGA Tour. His notable achievements include winning the 2019 Open Championship

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Shane Lowry Wins Open Championship for First Major © Getty Images

As the rain fell and the wind howled and so many of the world’s best players faltered, Shane Lowry held his nerve. Now he’s holding the Claret Jug.

The 32-year-old managed a one-over 73 on a brutal weather day at Royal Portrush to complete a wire-to-wire, dominant, and ultimately comfortable victory at the Open Championship.

Tommy Fleetwood finished second at 9-under, six shots back of Lowry’s winning total of 15-under 269. Tony Finau nabbed solo third at 8-under, and Brooks Koepka and Lee Westwood were a shot further back in a tie for fourth.

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Lowry entered the lead with a four-shot lead after firing a blistering 63 on Saturday, setting the stage for a special afternoon that became a reality. While he is from the Republic of Ireland, south of the border, the Northern Irish fans treated him like one of their own throughout the weekend. They wanted a man from the Irish island to win the first Open in Northern Ireland since 1951, and they let him know it all week.

Oakmont disappointment won't affect Open bid, says Lowry

Oakmont disappointment won't affect Open bid, says Lowry Oakmont disappointment won't affect Open bid, says Lowry

Shane Lowry slept on the lead Friday night, knowing he was the fan favorite at Royal Portrush, fully aware of the slew of world-class players hot on his heels. He'll be hoping for a different result on Sunday, when he chases his first major championship just 80-or-so miles north of where he grew up.

Shane Lowry shares the lead with J.B. Holmes after 36 holes at The Open Championship . It was good they could smile – especially for Lowry , given that the previous summer he had frittered away a chance to win his first major by shooting a final-round 76 at the U.S. Open in Oakmont.

Buoyed by that support, Lowry overcome an opening bogey and made three birdies in a four-hole stretch on the front nine. From there, he was in firm control of the tournament. And because the conditions kept any of the contenders from going low, Lowry needed only to avoid disaster to claim his first major championship.

Shane Lowry Wins Open Championship for First Major © Reuters Golf - The 148th Open Championship - Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush, Northern Ireland - July 21, 2019 Republic of Ireland's Shane Lowry celebrates with the Claret Jug trophy after winning The Open Championship REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

Mission accomplished. When he made mistakes, he made sure he only dropped a single shot—Lowry did not make a double bogey the entire week on a layout brimming with disaster, its trouble exacerbated on a day like Sunday. Only two players in the final top 10 broke par---Robert MacIntyre and Tyrrell Hatton—and both teed off hours before the leaders, when the weather was calmer.

Lowry leads, Rory's Open over

Lowry leads, Rory's Open over Shane Lowry claimed a share of the halfway lead at The 148th Open, while Rory McIlroy's valiant bid to make the cut came up agonisingly short.

Shane Lowry tees off at the Open Championship . Peter Morrison/AP Photo. Lowry — teammates with McIlroy for Irish golf when they won the European Amateur Championship in 2007 He at least got into the final group as he goes for his first major . ”You have to look at it realistically,” he said.

Shane Lowry has moved on from his failure at Oakmont and now stands ready to contend for the Claret Jug this weekend at / Ireland's Lowry says he won 't shy away from the major moment. It was his first title of any kind since his World Golf Championship victory at Firestone back in 2015.

By the afternoon, it was virtually impossible to keep a clean scorecard. Lowry made four bogeys, the last of which came on 14. He followed that up with a birdie on the next hole to push his lead to six with three to play. After pars on 16 and 17, Lowry’s walk up 18 had the distinct feel of a group celebration. He knew he had won, he knew he had given the fans exactly what they wanted, and he knew he ought to soak in every second of his most magical moment on a golf course.

With his T4 finish, Koepka joins Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler as the only players in the modern era to finish in the top five in each of the four majors. A bogey on 17 kept him from becoming the first player in the modern era to finish in the top three in all four.

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Lowry withdraws from WGC event.
Open champion Shane Lowry has withdrawn from this week's World Golf Championships event in Memphis. The Irishman had been scheduled to compete in the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, the third of the year's four lucrative WGC events, set to begin on Thursday, live on Sky Sports. © PA Wire/PA Images Shane Lowry with his grandmother Emily Scanlon and Uncle Tommy during the homecoming event at Clara GAA, Clara in County Offaly.

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