Shane Lowry, The Open Champion at Royal Portush

As many will say The Open championship at Portrush was a roaring suopen molinari 600ccess with record crowds attending throughout the week. I dont think any of us Irish could have asked for a better weeks golf but then we got one better with one of our own crowned open champion Sunday evening. In my view The Open was won on Saturday afternoon with the brillant 63 by Shane Lowry. He played the entire round with a smile on his face and showed no signs of pressure throughout the day, he emersed himself in cheers of the crowd who willed every drive to find the fairway and every putt to nestle in the bottom of the cup. Come Sunday many of us Irish had to watch from behind our hands as Shane play solid golf in rough links conditions. Shane dug in and boy he sure did not leave us down with a 6 shot lead coming down 18 it was a pure joy for the hole country as he walked down the final fairway. It is now Wednesday, 3 days on and the celebrations are still in full flow and set to continure for the rest of the week. I hope shane remembered where he left his golf clubs after sundays play as he was seen Sunday evening in Dublin which is a 3 hour drive away celebrating in one of his favourite pubs still dressed in his golf gear including his golf shoes. Its safe to say he didnt get a moment to himself after play finished Sunday evening. 

The course at Royal Portrush recieved many compliments from the worlds best golfers, many asking for The Open to be staged at Portrush in the not to distant future. Royal Portrush was already a high priotriy course for visitors to Ireland and its safe to say that after this weeks championship it will be on every golfers bucket list while in Ireland and rightly so. With tee times limited, booking well in advance is essential to avoid dissapointment. A few very lucky golfers took to the course on Monday after the championship concluded and got to walk in the footsteps of Shane Lowry with The Open Grandstands still up. They got a First Class Open championship expereince like no other. 

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