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Shane Lowry's Epic Claret Jug Celebration

Alex Myers discusses Shane Lowry's maiden major win at the 2019 Open Championship—and the major partying that occurred after.

Released on 7/22/2019

Transcript

00:00
So Shane Lowry won the 2019 Open Championship,
00:02
and it kicked off one
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of the most epic victory celebrations ever.
00:06
Of course, it helps when you can start planning the party
00:08
midway through your final round.
00:10
That's how easy Lowry made it look at Royal Portrush
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on Sunday as he cruised to a six-shot win.
00:16
And the champion golfer of the year
00:18
is now the popular man in all of Ireland
00:20
after claiming the Claret Jug just a few hours
00:23
from where he grew up on the Emerald Isle.
00:25
Unfortunately, I picked the wrong open to bet on Shane,
00:28
having laid some money on him at Pebble Beach.
00:30
Whoops.
00:32
Why didn't I double down on him this week
00:34
when he was essentially playing a home game?
00:36
Well, because he hadn't even made the cut
00:38
in the past four opens.
00:40
In fact, Lowry admitted he cried in his car
00:43
after missing the cut at Carnoustie last year.
00:45
And I can relate with the current state of my game.
00:47
But they were only tears of joy
00:49
on Sunday following his giant romp near Giant's Causeway.
00:52
So who is this bearded bloke?
00:54
Well, he's 32, he's a five-time European Tour winner,
00:57
and a winner of a world golf championship at Firestone.
01:00
He also got married in New York City
01:02
and posted this romantic wedding photo
01:04
from a subway entrance.
01:07
Lowry tied the knot in 2016 just days
01:09
after making a hole in one at the Masters.
01:12
For most people, making an ace at Augusta National
01:14
and getting married to the love of your life
01:16
would be the greatest week of their lives.
01:18
But now Lowry has managed to top it
01:21
by picking up his maiden major
01:22
in front of so many familiar faces.
01:25
Following the final round, the Guinness flowed
01:27
like water from the Claret Jug.
01:29
Wait, isn't that being just a bit presumptuous?
01:33
Just because he's Irish
01:34
doesn't necessarily mean he likes Guinness
01:36
or that he even enjoys having a pint or two.
01:40
Never mind, the guy loves Guinness,
01:43
and he definitely enjoys having a pint or two.
01:46
When asked if it was going to be a big party
01:47
on Sunday night, Lowry laughed and replied,
01:50
It's going to be all week, all week.
01:53
The festivities certainly got off to a great start.
01:56
The guy didn't even bother to change
01:58
out of his golf clothes before hitting the pub.
02:00
And after a fun first night,
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Lowry shared this cheeky photo of his new bed mate.
02:06
Good for you, Shane.
02:07
Now rise and shine, big guy.
02:09
You and Ireland have a lot more celebrating to do.
02:12
[upbeat hip hop music]
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