Shane Lowry

Born in County Offaly, he shot to prominence in 2009 when he became only the third amateur to win a European Tour title when he captured the Irish Open at County Louth. Won a second time at the 2012 Portugal Masters and then captured the biggest title of his career at the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational en route to a career-best finish of fifth in the Race to Dubai. His father, Brendan, was a famous Gaelic footballer who won the All-Ireland Championship with County Offaly in 1982.