Shane Lowry – With His 2019 Abu Dhabi HSBC Victory

Shane Lowry and his Irish caddy, Bo Martin (Photo – europeantour.com/Getty)

Shane Lowry РWith his 2019 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Victory 

  • Captured a fourth European Tour win in his 214th appearance
  • It is Lowry’s first win in his fifth appearance at this event and the first by an Irishman. His best previous finish was fourth in 2010.
  • Moves to first in the 2019 Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex with 1,165 points
  • Could jump as high as 40th in the Official World Golf Ranking, up from 75th
  • Will qualify (Top-50 World Rankings/Top 20 Race to Dubai) for the February 21st starting WGC – Mexico Championship.
  • Should also qualify (inside top-64 World Rankings) for March 27th starting WGC – Dell Technologies Match-Play.
  • If Lowry remains in top-50 World Rankings the week prior, he will qualify for the 2019 Masters.
  • It is Lowry’s best result in a European Tour event since his victory at the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
  • It is the 52nd victory on the European Tour by an Irishman and first in the 2019 season
  • Lowry shot a ten-under-par round of 62 to become the first man to match Henrik Stenson’s 13 year old record after firing ten birdies and no bogeys at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on day one.
  • His eleven 2s over the four days is a new European Tour record for the number of 2s.
  • Lowry birdied the par-3 12th on each day of the tournament.
  • Posted 26 birdies over the four days and eight bogeys
  • Lowry earned the second biggest prize cheque of his pro career – Euro 1,024,295
  • Has now won four events on three different continents -Two in Europe, One in the USA and now Asia


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