AKRON, Ohio — Shane Lowry remained somewhat of a mystery to the golf audience outside Ireland and parts of Europe.
He won the Irish Open as an amateur in 2009, and he picked up his first win as a pro three years later in Portugal. He has been showing up at the majors the last few years, though this is the first year he has been eligible for all of them.
Jim Furyk played with him on Saturday at the Bridgestone Invitational and was asked what he thought of the 28-year-old Irishman’s game. Furyk said he was impressed.
One day later, so was everyone else.