WATCH: Life's A Beach - Shane Lowry Makes Miraculous Par

The Irishman took a trip to the beach on his way to a par at the PGA Championship

Shane Lowry Makes Miraculous Par
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The Irishman took a trip to the beach on his way to a par at the PGA Championship

WATCH: Life's A Beach - Shane Lowry Makes Miraculous Par

Kiawah Island is a beautiful part of the world and Shane Lowry did some sightseeing during his second round at the PGA Championship.

The 2019 Open champion pushed his drive right onto the beach on the par-5 16th hole...and still managed a par! Evidence of his superb skills in the sand.

"Nothing wrong with being on the beach it's a lovely spot just not off the end of a golf swing," Sky Sports commentator Andrew Coltart joked.

Lowry, who led the Strokes Gained: Off the tee statistic on day one, was 75 yards right of where his tee shot ended up on the 16th in the first round as the wind continued to blow.

He managed to get his ball back in play and then went on to make a surprise par.

Watch his brilliant recovery below:

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The Irishman shot a one-over-par 73 on Thursday but was back to level par after his trip to the beach, looking very likely to make the cut.

He has had two top-10s on Tour this season as he seeks to make his Ryder Cup debut later this year at Whistling Straits.

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Lowry has won five times as a professional including the 2019 Open and 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

He currently finds himself ranked 48th in the world.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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