Shane Lowry withdraws from Rio Olympics

Ireland’s Shane Lowry has taken the decision to withdraw from the upcoming Olympic games in Rio due to fears over the Zika virus. The Offaly man has released the following statement regarding his decision: Statement on my Olympic Games participation — Shane Lowry (@ShaneLowryGolf) June 28, 2016 This follows the decision of fellow Irish • Read More »

Graeme McDowell announces he won’t go to Rio Olympics

Graeme McDowell Graeme McDowell is the latest high-profile golfer to turn down the chance to play at the Olympics just a day after compatriot Rory McIlroy announced he would not be competing. McDowell, the 2010 US Open champion, was next in line for qualification for the Irish team following the withdrawal of McIlory, who cited • Read More »

Rory McIlroy pulls out of Olympics over Zika virus fears

Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy will not compete for Ireland in the Rio Olympics golf event after deciding to withdraw from the Games due to fears over the Zika virus outbreak. McIlroy released a statement on the matter today. "After much thought and deliberation, I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration for this summer's • Read More »

Shane Lowry ‘bitterly disappointed’ to miss out on US Open title

Lowry said: "I’m bitterly disappointed" Shane Lowry admitted he was “bitterly disappointed” to miss out on a first major title after squandering a four-shot lead in the final round of the US Open. Lowry became the first player since Payne Stewart in 1998 to fail to turn such an advantage into victory after struggling to • Read More »

Shane Lowry leads US Open by four ahead of final round

Shane Lowry in action at Oakmont Ireland’s Shane Lowry will take a four-shot lead into the final round of the US Open after finishing his delayed third round in brilliant fashion on Sunday. Lowry had four holes remaining when play resumed at 7am local time and played them in two under par to complete a • Read More »

Shane Lowry leads the US Open by two

Shane Lowry leads by two on five under Ireland’s Shane Lowry carved out a two-shot lead before the third round of the weather-delayed US Open was suspended due to darkness on Saturday. Lowry, who called a penalty on himself during the second round when his ball moved as he addressed a birdie putt on the • Read More »