Champion Golfer of the Year Shane Lowry has become the latest player to join the exclusive group of Honorary Life Members in the European Tour.
Where held Tommy Fleetwood about the last day off to storm to a success lowry was presented with all the membership recognition of his Open victory in July, his first big title.
The Tour champions would be the 56th player to take Honorary Life Membership since the system was introduced in 1978, following on from Patrick Reed this year, being granted the exact identical status up.
«It is pretty cool to obtain this award,» Lowry said. «If you start playing golf when you’re a child you don’t know how good you can be, or even once you start playing as a professional. I didn’t understand I would get to this afternoon, therefore it’s quite cool.
«I’ve always joined a wonderful list of titles, which is fairly good too. My heart lies with The European Tour. I will always be a part. I enjoy coming back and that I love playing in events like this, therefore it is an intense privilege to receive this.»
The important breakthrough at Royal Portrush of lowry is one of two successes on the Tour in 2019, with the Irishman winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January.
The 32-year-old received the award at Wentworth, the season’s Rolex Series event.
«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 personality and I think you once you examine the remarkable reception he appreciated across the island of Ireland in the week following his triumph, along with the warmth and cheer on social networking globally, which shows you just how popular he’s at the sport. He is also a superb ambassador for the European Tour, and it is therefore a really worthy recipient of this honor.»
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