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Northern Ireland’s Shane Lowry  plays his shot from the 18th tee during the first round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 25t in Connecticut. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Another week of silence, with again no crowds allowed at the PGA Tour’s latest stop for the Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village in Ohio, but a t(...)

The US Masters at Augusta National has been rescheduled to take place in November. Photograph: Kevin C Cox/Getty

Where the R&A has gone for a clean cut, in cancelling this year’s scheduled British Open at Royal St Georges in Kent and pushing it back by a year(...)

 St George’s golf club will host the 2020 Open Championship. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The R&A is understood to be edging closer to a postponement of the British Open Championship, amid a growing realisation golf’s oldest major canno(...)

General aerial view of the 18th hole  at Royal Liverpool Hoylake which will be extended to 600 yards for the 2020 British Open. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty

The 18th hole at Royal Liverpool will measure more than 600 yards for the 2022 British Open in one of a number of changes aimed at making the Hoylake (...)

Shane Lowry begins a run that includes a defence of the Abu Dhabi Championship that kick-started a brilliant 2019 for the Irish golfer. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

The reality of Shane Lowry’s return to work was graphically displayed in a social media post from the European Tour over the weekend, which showed the(...)

 Shane Lowry with the Professional Player of the Year award for 2019 award, with Des Smyth with the award for Distinguished Services to Golf, and James Sugrue with the Men’s Amateur of the Year Award. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

You only make the breakthrough once, and Shane Lowry’s historic win in the 148th British Open at Royal Portrush, his first career Major championship, (...)

Brian O’Driscoll and Jamie Carragher    launch Sports Extra on Sky on Wednesday.  Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Brian O’Driscoll managed a snatched conversation with Shane Lowry on the range at Royal Portrush – he spent four days at the tournament – and a good l(...)

Shane Lowry with the Claret Jug and his grandmother Emily Scanlon during his homecoming to Offaly after winning the British Open at Portrush. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Absolutely,” is the reply from Shane Lowry when asked if he’d carry the Irish flag at the Olympics opening ceremony in Tokyo next year. Lowry’s win (...)

Shane, Sean, Mick and Brendan Lowry at Esker Hills Golf Club in 2009. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Shane Lowry’s British Open success means one of Ireland’s greatest sporting families has gone international. The Lowrys from Ferbane are one of the g(...)

Shane Lowry with his caddy Brian Martin. “Bo has been incredible the last year. He’s brought a new lease of life to me. He is so thrilled. He was unbelievable today.” Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Ten months ago Brian ‘Bo’ Martin met Shane Lowry for a coffee in Dublin and agreed to caddie for him in the Portugal Masters, a tournament in which th(...)

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