Born in Ireland on April 2, 1987, Shane Lowry is a PGA Tour and European Tour golf pro.

Among his many accomplishments are the 2019 Open Championship, the 2009 Irish Open as an amateur, and the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Shane Lowry Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Shane Lowry Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The Olympic spirit has already been felt by Shane Lowry. Kasumigaseki’s golf course is more than 50 kilometres from the city’s Olympic zones.

However, the 2019 British Open winner made time to visit the Olympic Village and hang out with the other competitors.

Lowry has been very vocal about his desire to compete in the Olympics, and after touring the local training grounds.

He expressed regret that he couldn’t stay with the other athletes because of the distance.

It’s one thing to inject some of the atmosphere into a room. Conversely, Lowry is also in Tokyo to compete.

A field of 60 is only about half the size of what he’s used to on the PGA Tour, and with only four American players, it seems like the winner could come from almost anywhere.

Tokyo Olympics Golf: Team Ireland’s Rory McIlroy & Shane Lowry Move Into Contention

After shooting an eagle on hole 14 and finishing with three birdies, Xander Schauffele is in first place at 11 under.

Paul Casey of Great Britain was seven under par with one hole to play when bad weather forced the suspension of play after the seventeenth hole.

At the Kasumigaseki Country Club, Casey, 44, was in one of five groups that were forced to abandon their rounds due to bad weather.

On Saturday at 7:45 a.m. local time, the third round will begin with threesomes taking a two-tee off start.

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, who won the Masters in April, is tied for third with four other golfers at eight under par, one stroke behind second-placed Carlos Ortiz of Mexico.

At the same score as Casey, his British teammate Tommy Fleetwood and the American Open champion Collin Morikawa are back in third place.

McIlroy, a four-time major winner, shot an opening 69 and then made two birdies and an eagle on the front nine to rocket to the top of the leaderboard.

After an earlier rain delay on Friday, McIlroy made two more birdies to get to eight under and move into a tie for second place, two shots behind the leader, Mexico’s Ortiz.

Conclusion

In the 2007 Irish Amateur Close final, Lowry beat Niall Turner 4-3.

In 2007 and 2008, Lowry competed alongside Rory McIlroy on the Irish teams.

That represented both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and won the European Amateur Team Championship both times.