Shane Lowry awarded Honorary Life Membership by European Tour
Champion Golfer of the Year Shane Lowry Is Becoming the latest player to join the group of Honorary Life Members in the European Union.
Where ignored Tommy Fleetwood about the final day to storm into a six-stroke success lowry was introduced in July, his maiden title.
Even the Tour champions is the 56th participant to take Honorary Life Membership since the system was introduced in 1978, following on from Patrick Reed this season, being awarded the identical status up.
“It is very cool to get this award,” Lowry said. “If you start playing golf when you’re a kid you don’t know how good you can be, or even when you get started acting as a specialist. I didn’t know that I would get for this afternoon, so it’s pretty cool.
“I have always joined a great list of names, which is pretty good too. My heart lies with The European Tour. I’ll always be a part. I enjoy coming back and that I really like playing in events in this way, so it is an intense privilege to obtain this”
Using all the Irishman winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January lowry breakthrough in Royal Portrush is one of just two successes on the Union in 2019.
The award was obtained by the 32-year-old at Wentworth, the season’s Rolex Series event.
“Shane’s incredible success at Royal Portrush will be remembered as one of the iconic performances from the Championship’s storied history,” Pelley said.
“Shane is a terrific personality and I believe you when you examine the remarkable reception he enjoyed round the island of Ireland in the week after his win, along with the warmth and praise on social media internationally, which shows you how popular he is in the game. He is also a wonderful ambassador for the European Tour, and it is hence a really worthy recipient of the honour.”
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