Shane Lowry finished in seventh place in his first tournament of the season – the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines South in La Jolla, California. Photo: Josh Hedges/Getty

It’s great to be back on the road again, even if the feel-good factor of a seventh place finish in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines didn’t l(...)

Shane Lowry acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green during the third round of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

I ’ve lost count of how many flights I’ve been on this year, but there’s no better feeling than coming home. The sight you get when you land at Dublin(...)

A relieved  Shane Lowry embraces his caddie Dermot Byrne on the 18th green after the finishing his final round of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

How do I explain this? The sense of relief I felt on that 18th green of the Jumeirah Golf Estates’ The Earth course in Dubai on Sunday was something n(...)

Shane Lowry in action during the WGC-HSBC Champions in China last week. Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images.

I’m not going to lie. I’m not like an ostrich who buries his head in the sand. I know what’s going on. I’m aware of where I stand in every ranking tha(...)

Justin Rose, Ian Poulter,  Wu Ashun of China and Paul McGinley play from a bunker on the 18th hole prior to the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club   in Shanghai, China. Photo:  Matthew Lewis/Getty

If I’m entirely truthful, as a boy growing up in Clara, when that first putter was put in my hands, the thought of holing a putt to win a big tourname(...)

 Shane Lowry  on the seventh tee during  his  first-round match of the World Match Play Championship at The London Club yesterday. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

I got a snapshot of my past on Tuesday as I arrived into the London Club, driving back through the gates down by the 10th and the 18th holes where I w(...)

 Former Ireland rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll talks with Shane Lowry  on the first hole during the final practice round prior to the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course  at St Andrews . Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

I’ve made a promise to myself that at some stage this week I will walk up to have a look at the grave of Old Tom Morris. It is a place of homage for m(...)

The funny thing is that most of the talk among players this week – at least so far – has been about Billy Horschel and how he isn’t in the American team. He wins the FedEx Cup. He goes second-first-first in the last three weeks. And he, like most of us, will be watching on television. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

Tuesday morning. 3.40am. The alarm goes off. It’s gas in a way that this week is the shortest flight out of Dublin airport I will do all year and it b(...)

France’s Victor Dubuisson plays a shot during yesterday’s pro-am before today’s start of the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

I bumped into Pádraig Harrington on the seventh tee during yesterday’s pro-am for the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre, which gave me the ch(...)

Shane Lowry plays his second to the 18th during the third round of the US PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The curious thing with golf is that so much of our focus is put on the Majors – playing in them, doing well in them, living and breathing them – and, (...)