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Enda tells Shane Lowry: "We are all so proud of your efforts"

Lowry has walked away with 1.5 million in prize money at the Ohio event.

OFFALY MAN SHANE Lowry claimed the biggest win of his career last night by taking the WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone.

He shot a final round of 66 to finish 11 under par, two shots ahead of double Masters champion Bubba Watson.

Bridgestone Invitational Golf Source: AP/Press Association Images

Lowry has walked away with $1.5 million in prize money at the Ohio event.

A tweet sent by the golfer after the win has received over 3,400 favourites and has been retweeted over 1,000 times.

Speaking after the win, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said, “Shane had a brilliant victory after a marvellous performance over the four days of this key golf tournament.

Shane is an enormously talented golfer and his win will generate a whole new loyal following for golf.

This is a wonderful day for the Lowry family. It is also a great day for Clara, Co Offaly and for his home club Esker Hills, who have nurtured such immense talent.

“Shanes’ win will enhance Ireland’s reputation as an outstanding location for golf. With such talented golfers as Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington, Graeme Mc Dowell and Paul McGinley leading on the world stage in what is definitely a golden era for Irish golf. Our reputation as a great location for golf will be further enhanced as we bid to host a future Ryder Cup.

Bridgestone Invitational Golf Source: AP/Press Association Images

“Congratulations are also due to Shane’s back room team and caddy Dermot Byrne.

Shane is a great ambassador for Ireland and for golf in Ireland, when he plays he wears his heart on his sleeve and proudly marks a shamrock on his golf ball.

“Congratulations, we are all so proud of your efforts this week.”

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