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Sunday 11 December 2016

Shane Lowry shows love for 'beautiful' Ireland on hols

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Shane Lowry tweeted this picture of him at Mizen Head
Shane Lowry tweeted this picture of him at Mizen Head

IRISH golfing pro Shane Lowry is enjoying a well-deserved 'holiday' back home following his massive victory in the US.

The 28-year-old was out enjoying the sun on the coast of Cork after taking the top prize at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational earlier this month.

Lowry shared a photo of himself smiling in the sun in front of views of Mizen Head in Cork.

The Offaly man is taking a breather in his native country - with a cool €1.4m worth of prize money in his back pocket after that win.

"Love this pic in Mizen Head today," he told his Twitter fans and followers. "What a beautiful country we live in."

Lowry defied the odds to defeat superstars Bubba Watson and Jim Furyk in his biggest victory to date.

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The 2009 Irish Open champ finished with a final round of 66 at Firestone Country Club, at an impressive 11 under par.

After winning, Lowry admitted that he was "quite nervous" towards the end of the tournament as he began to realise what was happening.

"It's great to be able to pull something off.

"I was kind of doubting myself a little this year, things haven't been going my way, but when you come out the other end it's always nice.

"I played as good golf as I've ever played the last four days," he said then.

Thanks to his victory in the States, Lowry now has a three-year exemption on the PGA Tour, allowing him to compete in major US tournaments without needing to qualify.

Lowry, who is a huge GAA fan, was also spotted at the All-Ireland semi final between Kerry and Tyrone on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports presenter Rachel Wyse tweeted a photo of herself at the Mount Juliet Hotel in Kilkenny before the Dublin v Mayo clash with the words 'home away from home'.

The semi-final will be broadcast this coming Sunday.

In April of last year, Sky secured a three-year deal to broadcast 20 GAA games.

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