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ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND | To have so cheery an Irishman as Shane Lowry as the Open champion has to be good for the game. For instance, where some will win a first major and move on, almost unthinkingly, to what needs to happen next, he is still savouring everything to do with his week at Royal Portrush.
When, at this week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, he was asked to name a few areas where his life had changed since he lifted the Claret Jug, he struggled to come up with anything. Eventually, he mentioned how he was kept busy in the days before a tournament where he used to be able “to do my own thing,” though he was quick to point out that he was not complaining: “Hey, it’s all positive.”
Nothing has changed about the man himself. As Thomas Bjørn, the 2018 Ryder Cup captain, said later that day, “Shane was the same after he won the Open as he was before, and he’ll still be the same if he wins 10 majors.
“And here’s another thing,” called t...
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