by Oisin Coyne
Renowned for his modest manner and world class golfing ability, winner of two major PGA tournaments in the last three years, Shane Lowry speaks to BCFE’s Oisin Coyne.
Reflecting on his performaces:
Shane Lowry reflected on his performances over the last 12 months as being quite positive but with much to improve.
The world number 20 finished his DP World Tour season with a disappointing 23rd place finish at the DP World Tour Championship.
The season’s highlights included a newfound consistency and a first tournament win since he lifted the Claret Jug in 2019.
The Clara man says despite the success he’s still his own worst critic:
Player Impact Programme:
Shane Lowry is defending the PGA Tour’s Impact rankings.
The Clara man finished 12th in this year’s inaugural standings, winning himself $3 million in the process.
The Tour’s new system of reward was brought in this year with the backdrop of the breakaway LIV Golf Tour saga.
Lowry says it’s right to reward players who bring more than just their golf game to the sport:
Lowry on Offaly GAA:
Shane is one of Offaly GAA’s biggest supporters and contributors and coming into the 2023 season expects promotion for the footballers and Joe McDonagh success for the hurlers.
The Faithful County is being led by new backroom teams in both codes, Johnny Kelly leads the hurling outfit with Liam Kearns over the footballers.
Lowry says there’s plenty for them to do before the big games come up next year:
Preparing For Hero World Challenge In Bahamas:
Shane was partnered by the Canadian Corey Conners for the first round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.
Tiger Woods was expected to be involved but ruled himself out of the tournament that he’s hosting.
The 15-time Major-winner hasn’t played since missing the cut at The Open in July.
Woods was scheduled to play but has withdrawn because of a foot injury. His place in the field went to the Austrian, Sepp Straka.
Lowry’s New Gastropub:
Lowry has teed-off in a new venture when he opened his first gastropub in December.
The Clara golfer and associate Alan Clancy are behind the redeveloped Old Warehouse in Tullamore.
The re-purposed Whiskey distillery is a project the pair have been working on for the last two years.
Lowry says he wants to add something extra to Tullamore: