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Shane Lowry celebrates with the Claret Jug trophy after winning The Open Championship. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff

Freshly crowned British Open champion Shane Lowry is a man of his word. He said he intended to heartily celebrate Sunday’s six-shot win at Portru(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry speaks at a press conference after winning the British Open golf Championships at Royal Portrush golf club in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

The Guardian “It was not the largest crowd the Open has ever had – there was one bigger, at St Andrews in 2000 – but it was surely the loudest. But t(...)

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy during his first round of the Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photograph:  Reuters/Ian Walton

The first golfer who ever told me the truth was Jean van de Velde. He may have been the last one too. Maybe even the last sportsperson, full stop. I(...)

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(...)

Shane Lowry at Royal Portrush Golf Club. His three-round total of 197 is the lowest  in the history of the British Open.  Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Shane Lowry’s 63, a course record, was a round for the ages. Cast in the role of a golfing troubadour he enchanted the galleries with the calibre of h(...)

Shane Lowry raises his arms in triumph as he walks up the 18th fairway during the last day of Open Championship at  Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

In this neck of the world where mythical giants – those of Fionn Mac Cumhaill of yore, or a vintage associated with Game of Thrones – have strode the (...)

Shane Lowry is the fifth Irish winner of the Open Championship. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has congratulated Irish golfer Shane Lowry on winning the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Co Antrim on Sunday(...)

Supporters at Shane Lowry’s home golf club, Esker Hills Golf Club, Tullamore, celebrate his victory. Photogrpah: Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

The Offaly Faithful were glued to the televisions in the clubhouse as their hero closed in on the British Open. Esker Hills in Tullamore, where Shane(...)

Shane Lowry reacts on the 18th hole during the final round of the Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Shane Lowry’s victory at the 148th British Open Championship at Royal Portrush means that he becomes the sixth Irish golfer to win one of golf’s four (...)

Shane Lowry hits from the rough on the final day of the  Open Golf Championship at Royal Portrush. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

At the 18th hole, the Irish were waiting. All day it felt like magic was in the making at Royal Portrush; the first British Open golf championship to (...)

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