Latest Shane Lowry News

Woods defends Mickelson’s choice to play in Saudi Arabia

Dec. 3, 2019 7:09 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods is defending Phil Mickelson and other top players who have signed up for the second edition of the Saudi International. The European Tour, and the players who took part, came under scrutiny last year for staging an event in Saudi Arabia because of its human rights record,...

Masters field starting to rise with new winners

Dec. 3, 2019 11:23 AM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Seven tournaments from the six largest tours over the next three weeks could shape the field for the Masters, and perhaps pave the way for the largest gathering at Augusta National in more than 50 years. Augusta National invites the top 50 from the final world ranking of the year,...

Column: Shots that defined the year in golf

Nov. 26, 2019 1:17 PM EST

Every club in the bag had a story to tell this year. Some of them were breathtaking, such as Gary Woodland boldly going for the green on the 14th hole at Pebble Beach in the U.S. Open. Some of them were devastating, such as Francesco Molinari going into Rae’s Creek at the Masters. What follows are 14 shots...

Fleetwood, Rahm chase Lorenzo-Vera in Dubai; McIlroy fades

Nov. 22, 2019 9:33 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Struggling for energy as he battles a lung infection, Mike Lorenzo-Vera still managed a vigorous fist-pump after chipping in from the fringe of the 13th green to establish a seven-shot lead at the World Tour Championship. An hour later, the French golfer was finishing his...

McIlroy’s ‘perfect’ shot upstages Race to Dubai title battle

Nov. 21, 2019 12:21 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Out of the running for the Race to Dubai title, Rory McIlroy still forced his way onto center stage at the season-ending World Tour Championship on Thursday by producing one of his greatest shots of the year. McIlroy flushed a 3-wood from 291 yards with his second shot at...

Lowry looks to end best season of career as Europe’s No 1

Nov. 19, 2019 1:25 PM EST

Shane Lowry started 2019 by ending a 3½-year wait for a victory. In the middle of the year came his first major title, at the British Open in Royal Portrush. How about the Irishman finishing the best season of his career by being crowned Europe’s No. 1 golfer for the first time? “I'll be able...

Fleetwood wins South Africa, moves to 2nd in Race to Dubai

Nov. 17, 2019 6:42 PM EST

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood made three eagles for a 7-under 65 and rallied from a six-shot deficit to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge in a playoff Sunday. Fleetwood beat Marcus Kinhult on the first extra hole at Sun City for his fifth European Tour victory, and first in nearly two years....

Charles Howell III takes family on 'once-in-a-lifetime' trip

Nov. 5, 2019 12:51 PM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Not long after Charles Howell III finished his final round in Las Vegas, he packed up for a trip to Asia he never imagined taking. It wasn't just for golf. And he wasn't alone. Howell took his wife and two children on a five-week tour of Asia that isn't over yet. It started with a week in...

Griffin makes all the right putts to win Houston Open

Oct. 13, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Lanto Griffin took the lead with a 35-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole and won the Houston Open on Sunday with a 6-foot par at the end that gave him a 3-under 69 and a one-shot victory that sends him to the Masters next year. Griffin was locked into a battle on the back nine at the...

Wiesberger wins Italian Open, tops Race to Dubai rankings

Oct. 13, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger moved atop the Race to Dubai rankings by winning the Italian Open on Sunday for his second Rolex Series victory of the year. Wiesberger carded a bogey-free 6-under 65 at Olgiata Golf Club for a one-stroke victory over Matthew Fitzpatrick after beginning the day three strokes...