Shane Lowry awarded Honorary Life Membership by European Tour

Champion Golfer of the Year Shane Lowry Is Becoming the latest player to join the Most group of Honorary Life Members of the European Union.

Where held Tommy Fleetwood on the day off to storm into a six-stroke victory lowry was presented in July, his first significant title.
Even the five-time European Tour winners would be the participant to take up Honorary Life Membership since the system was released in 1978, following on from Patrick Reed being granted the status this season.
“It is very cool to get this award,” Lowry said. “When you start playing golf when you’re a kid you do not know how good you could be, or even once you start playing as a pro. I didn’t know that I would get to this day, so it is pretty cool.

“I have clearly joined a nice list of titles, which can be pretty good too. My heart lies with The European Tour. I will always be a part. I enjoy coming back and that I enjoy playing in events in this way, so it is an intense privilege to get this”
The major breakthrough at Royal Portrush of lowry is one of just two successes on the Tour in 2019, with the Irishman winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January.
The award was received by the 32-year-old at Wentworth, the Rolex Series event of the season.
“Shane’s incredible victory at Royal Portrush will be recalled among the iconic performances in the Championship’s storied history,” Pelley said.
“Shane is a terrific character and I think you once you look at the outstanding reception he appreciated across the island of Ireland in the week after his triumph, along with the warmth and praise on social media globally, that shows you how popular he’s at the sport. He is also a terrific ambassador for the European Tour, and it is hence a truly worthy recipient of the honor.”
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