How Social Media Reacted To Shane Lowry's Open Win

An immensely popular winner, we take a look at how social media reacted to Lowry's Major win.

How Social Media Reacted To Shane Lowry's Open Win

An immensely popular winner, we take a look at how social media reacted to Lowry's Major win.

How Social Media Reacted To Shane Lowry's Open Win

Irishman Shane Lowry completed a momentous win at Royal Portrush collecting his first Major win at the 2019 Open Championship. Holding a four-shot lead over Tommy Fleetwood on the final day, Lowry dealt with tough conditions brilliantly to shoot a round of one-over par whilst all his rivals chasing him down struggled.

The pressure was on Lowry and his Irish counterparts all week as this was the first time The Open had been played on the island for 68 years, but he proved fearless playing some sublime golf all week, including a 63 on the Saturday.

An immensely popular winner we have scoured the depths of social media to see how it reacted to the win and we start with Irish President Michael D Higgins who congratulated Lowry;

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From the world of golf Rory McIlroy put a picture on Instagram of a much younger Lowry and himself;

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South African legendary golfer Gary Player tweeted;

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Andrew 'Beef' Johnston, who was one of the last qualifiers to the event, tweeted;

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Englishman Luke Donald quickly suggested filling the Jug with Guinness, a suggestion that in all likelihood was followed through with;

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Tommy Fleetwood, who battled all day was gracious in defeat tweeted out;

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Another Englishman Matt Wallace, who came tied 51st, was quick to congratulate Lowry but also his caddie Brian 'Bo' Martin.

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American pro Colt Knost looked back a few years ago when they both missed the cut and went out in Scotland as a way of congratulating the 2019 Open champion

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Fellow Irishman and 2020 Ryder Cup captain simply used emojis in his tweet;

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Other Irish athletes and sports teams responded to the news like Conor McGregor, Leinster Rugby and Brian O'Driscoll;

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From the world of tennis, legendary Australia Rod Laver acknowledged the incredible feeling of winning a Major;

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Former footballer and television host Gary Lineker tweeted;

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Piers Morgan tweeted;

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And finally we have included a Tweet from @John_K_Nugent as he put a celebration video of Lowry online as you can se below.

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