A general view of the famous 17th green at the TPC Sawgrass Stium in Ponte Vedre Beach, Floriday. Photo:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

I’m getting used to stepping on to islands. Last week, it was Alcatraz – that infamous prison rock out in San Francisco Bay; and, this week, it is the(...)

Shane Lowry during the Masters tournament in Augusta. “The only mistake is if you don’t learn from such bad experiences,” he says. photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP

I’ll tell you one thing: I found the perfect antidote for missing the cut at the Masters – moving into a new house. No time for too much reflection wh(...)

 Shane Lowry  hits an approach shot as his caddie looks on during a practice round prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National. Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

I’m not quite pinching myself. I know everything is real. Being at the Masters is unreal, weird, but in the nicest of ways. The other day I was with P(...)

Shane Lowry is in San Antonio this week for the Valero Texas, his last tournament before the US Masters. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

To be brutally blunt, that missed cut in Bay Hill was the kind of kick up the arse that I needed. I hadn’t missed a cut on tour – either in Europe or (...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland plays his second shot at the par three, 13th hole, during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course on March 8th. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images.

Life goes on, the earth keeps spinning and a bogey-bogey finish in a big tournament like the WGC-Cadillac Championship doesn’t take long to get over. (...)

Shane Lowry: “I’ve only played two tournaments so far this season, played quite well and hopefully I can keep doing it next week in the WGC-Cadillac championship in Doral.” Photograph Scott Halleran/Getty Images

I could give you a million guesses as to where I was on a wet, gloomy day in Dublin on Tuesday last and I don’t think anyone would come up with the ri(...)

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(...)