Tag Archives: Shane Lowry


Ready for the U.S. Open!

This story couldn’t have been scripted.¬†Rory McIlroy, who revealed he’d broken off his engagement to Caroline Wozniacki at the start of the week, headed into the final round trailing by seven strokes, and absolutely tore up the back nine to win the BMW PGA Championship. McIlroy’s five-under 32 on the closing nine at Wentworth, a course where he’s traditionally struggled, included birdies on the final two holes to nip Irishman Shane Lowry by one.

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By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Uihlein has one win to his name on the 2013 European Tour.

Former amateur stand-out Peter Uihlein continued to make the most of a challenging Carton House layout at the Irish Open this morning, shooting a 68 in blustery conditions to grab a share of the halfway lead.

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By Conor Nagle under WGC

Pictured: sand.

Still air, sky-high temperatures and soft conditions appear to have a knack for producing low, low scoring. Who knew?

The first round of the WGC-HSBC Champions in China, held this year on Mission Hills’ Olazabal layout (the positively sprawling venue now boasts of 12 “championship” designs and a further 180 holes), yielded two rounds of 65, four of 66 and a further 20 that dipped below the (nominal) par of 72.

Not bad for a shortened field, even if it is one populated almost exclusively by the best and brightest of world golf (no Tiger or Rory, though: they’re the subjects of *sigh* another appearance fee controversy!).

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