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Happy as Lowry

It was a glorious moment for Irishman Shane Lowry over the weekend as he reigned supreme at the 148th Open at Royal Portrush. The 32-year-old pipped Englishman Tommy Fleetwood to the post to claim the Claret Jug at one of the world’s most prestigious golf tournaments.

Lowry stated that the victory felt as though he was going through an ‘out of body experience’. He’d been solid as rock throughout the tournament but was visibly emotional as his wife and daughter ran across the course to embrace him. He managed to persevere through Sunday’s treacherous conditions to see the competition through to the end.

After Rory McIleroy’s disappointing performance and eventual exit on Friday, supporters placed all their hopes on Lowry. An Irishman winning at Royal Portrush was undoubtedly of monumental significance. Fans were clearly eager for an Irishman to win the competition on Northern Irish soil. As Lowry approached the 16th hole, known as ‘Calamity Corner’, a Northern Irishman shouted ‘you’re doing us proud, Shane!’.

As the finale approached, the supporters were evidently ecstatic by the result. The atmosphere was triumphant, with fans roaring and attempting to dominate the course. Their reaction evidences the intense atmosphere and positive energy that the competition holds and what the tournament truly means to golf fans.

There’s no denying that The Open 2019 has truly been a momentous occasion. Whilst, sadly, the competition is over for another year, Eventmasters are delighted to announce that we have amazing hospitality packages for The Open 2020 at the beautiful Royal St George’s, overlooking the Kent coast. If this years’ competition has inspired you to get in on the action for 2020, then head on over to our Open hospitality page or give us a call on 020 7989 6500 for further details. Don’t miss out on this iconic sporting event!

 

McIlroy hoping for more success after WGC win

Fresh off the back of winning the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, world number one Rory McIlroy will be hoping to maintain his superb form ahead of The Open Championships. Where he will be thrilling the guests enjoying the VIP golf corporate hospitality at St Andrews.

26 year-old McIlroy defeated Gary Woodland in the final at Harding Park, after producing two fantastic displays to see off Paul Casey and Jim Furyk in the quarter-finals and semi-finals earlier in the day. The win at the WGC meant McIlroy became just the third player to win 10 tournaments before the age of 26, the other two being Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

After this brilliant win McIlroy will head into the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass full of confidence. The winner of this prestigious event receives an 18% share of the $10 million fund, the largest purse of any tournament in golf. The famous course provides a tough challenge for all who play and to emerge victorious you have to produce for good rounds of golf.

The Northern Irishman has been paired with US Masters Champion Jordan Spieth for the first two rounds of the Players Championship, which is known as the ‘fifth major’. The two leading players in world golf are joined by Australian Jason Day, in a star-studded three-ball.

The pairing of Spieth and McIlroy will provide fans with some dazzling action, both players have the ability and pedigree to shred any course in the world. It will be no surprise to see the two battling it out at the top of the leaderboard on Sunday evening.

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