Ireland’s Shane Lowry held off the challenge of three major champions to claim the biggest victory of his career in brilliant fashion in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday.
Lowry carded a flawless final round of 66 to finish 11 under par, two shots ahead of double Masters champion Bubba Watson, with Justin Rose and Jim Furyk another two shots back after disappointing rounds of 72.
“It’s hard to believe but I played good today,” Lowry said.
“I was quite nervous out there towards the end but made a lot of good decisions and got a bit of luck as well which was nice.
“It’s great to be able to pull something off. I was kind of doubting myself a little this year, things haven’t been going my way but when you come out the other end it’s always nice.”
Graeme McDowell carded a final round 73 to finish tied for 17th.