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Sunday, 09 August 2015
Shane Lowry celebrates his birdie on the last to win the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational  (Getty Images)
Shane Lowry celebrates his birdie on the last to win the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational (Getty Images)
• His third European Tour International Schedule victory in his 161st European Tour event.

• Moves to 2,104,984 points in The Race to Dubai.

• Could move into the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time, from 48th.

• His first victory since the 2012 Portugal Masters. A gap of two years and 299 days.

• Played in 61 European Tour events between victories.

• Since his 2012 victory his best previous finishes were second in the 2014 BMW PGA Championship and tied second in the 2014 ISPS Handa Wales Open.

• This victory beats his previous best 2015 European Tour performance of tied sixth in the BMW PGA Championship.

• His first WGC victory in his ninth career WGC event.

• This victory beats previous best WGC performance of tied ninth in the 2013 WGC – Cadillac Match Play Championship.

• This victory beats his previous best WGC stroke play performance of tied 17th in the 2015 WGC – Cadillac Championship.

• Victory comes in his third WGC –Bridgestone Invitational appearance.

• This victory beats his previous best performance in the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational of tied 48th in 2013.

• The consecutive Irish victory in a WGC event, following Rory McIlroy at the 2015 WGC – Cadillac Match Play Championship. This is the first time there have been back-to-back Irish triumphs in WGC history.

• Second consecutive Irish victory in the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational, following Rory McIlroy in 2014.



OTHER FACTS

• Becomes the third different Irishman to win a WGC event, following Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy.

• Becomes the fifth Irish WGC victory. Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy have two each and one for Shane Lowry.

• Becomes the 12th different European Tour Member to win a WGC event.

• Becomes the 16th WGC victory overall by a European Tour Member.

• Follows Tiger Woods (1999), Craig Parry (2002), Stewart Cink (2004), Vijay Singh (2008), Hunter Mahan (2010), Adam Scott (2011), Keegan Bradley (2012) and Rory McIlroy (2014), as players making the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational their first WGC title.

• Becomes the tenth different player to win the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.

• Becomes the 31st different player overall to win an individual WGC event.

• Becomes the third Irish victory in the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational, following Darren Clarke in 2003 and Rory McIlroy in 2014. 

• The first player from the Republic of Ireland to win on the 2015 season.

• The first player from the Republic of Ireland to win on The European Tour since, Simon Thornton at the 2013 Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open presented by Neuflize OBC.

• The 49th European Tour win by a player from the Republic of Ireland.

• Gains his largest European Tour prize of €1,412,759.

• Moves over €7 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings.

• Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of 2018..

• Gains his third victory overall, second as a professional and one as an amateur.
 

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1LOWRY, ShaneIRL18-11
2WATSON, BubbaUSA18-9
T3FURYK, JimUSA18-7
T3ROSE, JustinENG18-7
5STREB, RobertUSA18-6
T6LEE, DannyNZL18-5

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