Who Is Shane Lowry's Caddie?

We get to know the Irishman's caddie in this piece.

Shane Lowry's Caddie
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Who Is Shane Lowry's Caddie?

Irishman Shane Lowry's caddie situation seems to have changed of late. He currently has a man called Darren Reynolds. 

Reynolds has worked with the likes of Paul McGinley, Paul Dunne and Roger Chapman in the past. He has also worked with Antoine Rozner for two DP World Tour wins as well.

Away from the golf course, we believe Reynolds is a fan of horse racing as well as Tottenham Hotspur.

Lowry used to have Brian 'Bo' Martin on the bag who took on the job full-time around September time in 2018. Martin previously caddied for Gary Murphy and Peter Lawrie. He also worked with Frenchman Alex Levy when he won the shortened Portugal Masters in 2014 and then he switched to Dane Lucas Bjerregaard who also happened to win the same tournament in 2017.

Lowry originally had fellow Irishman Dermot Byrne on the bag and they had been together for roughly nine years. The partnership officially started after Lowry won the Irish Open in 2009 as an amateur. However as his game deteriorated it seemed so did their relationship. It officially ended around July/August time in 2018. Lowry's brother Alan filled in for a month or so before Martin stepped in full-time.

Lowry with his brother on the bag

With brother Alan on the bag

What makes the split so surprising is the success they had together, including a Major Championship, Ryder Cup appearance and a firm place in the world's top-50. 

Speaking about his partnership with Martin, Lowry said;

"My caddy ‘Bo’ (Brian Martin) has been a great help for that (calming down), as well. He’s such a chilled-out character and he’s been great for me on the course. I really feel like he’s helped me over the last while and he’s relaxed me a bit more on the course than I used to be."

Back in 2019, Martin missed the Irish Open because his wife was due to give birth, and yet he was quickly back on the bag for the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush because Martin is from the north. Speaking about Bo before his final round at Portrush at the 148th Open Lowry said;

"Bo has been great for me over the last year. It’s like he's given me a new lease on life. He's so chilled. He's so relaxed. Maybe he isn't inside but he definitely comes across that way."

"And for him it's like Bo grew up about an hour and a half away in a place called Ardglass. Hopefully we can do something special and enjoy it together."

They did do something special as Lowry secured victory at the 2019 Open Championship. 

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However the pair split in 2023 and it was confirmed by Lowry's management company Horizon Sports Management. It was reported at the time that the reason for the split was they had lost their "spark" or "chemistry". As of right now Reynolds has the bag. 

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