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Shane Lowry tried to play down his legendary partying reputation, but his Hero Cup teammates weren't having it

January 12, 2023

Shane Lowry cemented his reputation as both a great golfer and drinker with his win at the 2019 Open Championship. It's possible the claret jug has never gotten such a workout. (Remember, John Daly was sober when he won in 1995, filling it with Diet Coke and chocolate ice cream instead of booze.)

But ahead of this week's inaugural Hero Cup, Lowry tried to play down his partying reputation. And his teammates weren't having it.

Watch as Lowry and others are asked, "Who would be the last man standing at the bar?" Or, perhaps, the more appropriate question would be "Who would be the last man staning on the bar?" given Lowry's legendary 2019 celebrations. Have a listen:

"People would actually think me, but definitely not," Lowry says in the video. "I'm actually, really, not very good at it." That's some great acting, Shane, but no one—literally no one—in the video is buying it.

To a man, everyone else from Tommy Fleetwood to Tyrrell Hatton says Shane is the guy. And his former Ryder Cup teammates would certainly know.

"And for my experience, Shane would last the duration," Fleetwood says of the Europe's answer to Kevin Kisner.

"A lot of people would say me I'd say," Lowry adds, "But I don't think it would be."

Sure thing, Shane. Is it too late to give that man a Golden Globe? If so, maybe just a couple pints of Guinness if Team Great Britain and Ireland win this week.