Shane Lowry
Shane Lowry
34-Year-Old Golfer
2021–22 Fantasy Outlook
Lowry won the Open Championship in 2019 and seemingly coasted through the 2019-2020 season. But he bounced back in 2020-21, missing only two cuts. He played his best golf during summer and into the FedEx Cup playoffs, showing some strong ball-striking that hasn't always been there throughout his career. Lowry ended up top-25 in SG: approach, SG: around and SG: tee-to-green. The putter was really the only thing holding him back. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Lowry carry this momentum into this season. Read Past Outlooks
Solid showing at The Open
July 18, 2021
Lowry posted a one-under 69 on Sunday at The Open Championship to finish in a share of 12th place.
Lowry rebounded from an over-par opening round to post three straight rounds in the 60s in his Open Championship title defense from two years ago. He had a sluggish finish, failing to make a birdie on the back-nine and missed out on the top-10 by a single shot. Lowry has now made the cut in 10 consecutive starts.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Lowry hit it big in 2019 when he won the Open Championship, but that wasn't the only thing he accomplished. He also scored a 3rd-place finish and a runner-up on his way to over $3.4 million in earnings. This past season however, there wasn't much to write home about as he only managed one top-10 in 13 starts. Lowry's cap number is so low entering this season however that it'll be hard to pass him up in salary cap formats.
After three up-and-down seasons as the full-time member of the PGA Tour, few expected Lowry to have a break-out season this past year, but with a win at the Open Championship, that's exactly what happened. Lowry got off to a terrible start last season, but prior to the Open Championship, he showed signs that his game was rounding into form. Predictably, the major win was his last good showing of the season as he likely spent the rest of the year celebrating. Lowry will get it back together before next season starts, but he's set the bar too high in salary cap leagues. He'll have plenty of value in other formats however.
Lowry's disappointing 2017-18 saw zero top-10s and only four top-25s in 19 starts on the PGA Tour. The burly Irishman has flashed signs of talent in big tournaments, but his limited play on the PGA Tour along with his poor performance the past two seasons makes him a menacing pick in most fantasy golf formats. As such, his outlook for next season looks similar to the past two, though he should strike a top-10 at some point if he can find his rhythm for four consecutive rounds.
Lowry's body of work saw no near-wins last season and a rank outside the top 125, a clear disappointment coming off a $1,585,436 season the year prior. Fortunately for him, his 2015 WGC-Bridgestone victory granted him a three-year exemption that will extend his fully exempt PGA Tour status through the 2017-18 season. After nearly winning the U.S. Open in 2016, the burly Irishman has posted just one top-10, so it's clear Lowry comes with some volatility. Further increasing his risk has been a limited schedule of 17 or less PGA Tour events the last three seasons, so be warned that his above average talent comes with downside as well.
Lowry's first full-season on the PGA Tour was mostly a success, but it could have been so much better if not for a disastrous final-round at the U.S. Open. Lowry, a season European Tour veteran, dipped his toes in the PGA Tour pond for the first time last season and at $1.5 million in earnings, it had to be classified as a success, but a major-win would have catapulted him into an entirely different stratosphere. With that said, his loss is the salary cap player's gain as his price is very reasonable heading into this season. It would be nice to see some added consistency this season, but that can be expected after getting acclimated last year. In draft leagues, he should be taken in the sixth or seventh round.
Lowry, a 22-year-old from Ireland, is ranked 16th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings as of mid-May 2009. He is being urged to declare himself as a professional by Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy.
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Continues to play well
June 6, 2021
Lowry closed with a two-under 70 in the final round of the Memorial Tournament to finish in a share of sixth place.
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Finishes T-4 at PGA Championship
May 23, 2021
Lowry closed with a three-under 69 in the final round of the PGA Championship to finish tied for fourth place.
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Continues to play well
April 18, 2021
Lowry carded a five-under 66 on Sunday at the RBC Heritage to finish tied for ninth place.
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Breaks out of slump at THE PLAYERS
March 14, 2021
Lowry closed with a four-under 68 in the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship to finish in a share of ninth place.
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T11 at Houston Open
November 8, 2020
Lowry closed with a two-under 68 in the final round of the Vivint Houston Open to finish in a share of 11th place.
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