In the collection for the 2019 trophies in his trophy cabinet, Shane Lowry will now add another trophy and this is for Golfer of the Year given by the Association of Golf Writers.
Shane Lowry the winner of this year’s Open also emerged as the winner for one of the closest polls in the Golf Writers Trophy’s history. The Irishman was able to beat the European Solheim Team for this award by the margin of mere 2 votes.
This massive honor marks the great end for Shane Lowry’s epic year in which he had won in Abu Dhabi where he won the maiden major tournament at the Royal Portrush.
32 years old Shane Lowry said of this honor, “It is a really massive and personal honor for me to be voted as the Golfer of the Year by the Association of Golf Writers for 2019. To be chosen by the men and the women who report our sport across the world on a weekly basis is a really special honor. This is an honor that has made me join the notable names that have won the Golf Writers Trophy before me like the multiple winners of major tournament and captains of Ryder Cup.”
He further said, “I now look forward to celebrating this award with the entire Golf Writers present at the annual AGW dinner at Royal St George’s ahead of my Open Championship defense next summer.”
Martin Dempster, the chairman of the AGW said, “This year’s poll was very close and that was no surprise after Europe’s sensational Solheim Cup success over the United States in the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles. However, there can be no denying that Shane Lowry had a year to cherish. His performance as he completed his first major victory at Royal Portrush was outstanding. His victory in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship earlier in the year was also very impressive as he returned to winning ways after a barren spell following his triumph in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in 2015. Shane has long been a popular figure among our members due to the fact he is always friendly and courteous and he is a worthy winner of this award.”