News & ToursMay 20, 2009

Lowry and Obama (or O'Bama)

Nick Dye, writing about the European PGA Tour for PGATour.com, notes that 3 Irish Open champion Shane Lowry hales from the same county in Ireland, Offaly, to which a branch in the family tree of President Barack Obama could be traced.

But, as Dye notes, "I suspect the parties in Offaly marking Obama's election were tame compared to the events of last weekend. The Clara Harp and Shamrock Band led Lowry across the bridge to his hometown, and the celebrations began -- or began again, because the locals had been reveling since the winning putt was sunk."

-- John Strege

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