Ireland’s players react after losing the World Cup  quarter-final. Pain of defeat is similar for all sportspeople.  Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty  Images

The post mortem is a ritual which always follows a defeat, no matter which sport you are playing. I know, I’ve been there enough times myself. In gol(...)

Shane Lowry was yet to turn pro the last time the British Masters was played. Photograph: Getty

I was hanging out with a few of the other lads in the clubhouse at Woburn on Tuesday, a cup of coffee in hand, chatting and looking at the board on th(...)

Walker Cup players Gavin Moynihan, Cormac Sharvin, Gary Hurley, Paul Dunne and Jack Hume ahead of a training season at Portmarnock Golf Club. They were joined by Shane Lowry. Photograph: Golffile|Fran Caffrey|GUI

I’m really getting to enjoy these Q&As which generally are part of corporate gigs. I was at one the other night in Galway for McGettigans, one of (...)

“I’ll be honest: wins are everything in golf. No-one plays to finish in the top-five, or to finish second or third. You would definitely swap a lot of good finishes for a win, so I think it has been a pretty successful year so far in that regards.” Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images.

I’ve seen quite a bit of the Atlantic Ocean these past couple of weeks, whether it has been standing on sand banks off Portugal or looking out from(...)

“I couldn’t see it in the air (approach to 18 from the left rough), couldn’t see where it was going, and then I just saw it coming down on the green. That was it, I was a winner.” Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

It’s been a mad few days. Absolutely mental. I went through three battery charges on my mobile phone on Monday between catching up on messages on T(...)

I texted Paul Dunne on the Sunday night and told him I’d watched every bit of the golf that day and that he’d played better than anyone. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

I’ve had plenty of time for reflection since the British Open. A lot of people keep taking me back to the 17th hole in the first round and that eight (...)

When Shane Lowry first played at St Andrews he was carrying his own bag and the wind was blowing at 40mph. He shot an 81. Photograph:   Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

I thought I was being very clever the other day in cutting through all the red tape and skipping ahead to the 10th hole to start my few holes of pr(...)

Both myself and my caddie Dermot Byrne left Chambers Bay singing the same tune, that it was one of the best and most enjoyable weeks we’d ever had at a golf tournament. Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

I love it when things fall into place, when goals are met and targets achieved. I still badly want to win a tournament and that is my main aim for (...)

 Beau Hossler  hits a shot as JB Holmes looks on during a practice round prior to the start of the 115th US Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Photo:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Unique is one word I could use to describe Chambers Bay. I was lying on the physiotherapy bench the other day when a huge, low-flying US military air(...)

Shane Lowry using a sand wedge to putt on the 13th green during the Irish Open at Royal County Down. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

I had an interesting phone call on Friday evening last after that incident with the putter at Royal County Down. My coach, Neil Manchip, had walked ni(...)