3 is the magic number for Irish golf sensation
3, Ireland’s fastest growing mobile network, have announced their sponsorship of Shane Lowry, as he starts his first year as a professional golfer. Lowry shot to fame following his dramatic win at the 3 Irish Open in Baltray, Co. Louth earlier this month.
Lowry will be carrying the 3 logo on the collar of his shirt as he begins his voyage into professional golf on Thursday, when he tees off at the European Open at London Golf Club.
The Clara native won the 3 Irish Open as an amateur when he defeated Robert Rock during a 3 hole play-off, becoming only the third amateur to win a professional tour event and the third Irishman to win the Irish Open in modern history.
Robert Finnegan, Chief Executive of 3, said: “Shane showed at the 3 Irish Open that he is a remarkable talent for the future. We at 3 were delighted to be a part of what he achieved at Baltray and are now committed to helping Shane achieve even greater results as a professional. The historic events surrounding Shane’s victory at the 3 Irish Open, being the third amateur, third Irishman and winning on the third playoff hole will live in everyone’s memory. 3 is looking forward to being behind Shane every step of the way in his professional golfing career.”
Shane Lowry said “I’m absolutely delighted to be officially associated with the 3 brand as I begin my career on the PGA European Tour. As winner of the inaugural 3 Irish Open, it is fitting to announce 3 as my first commercial partner as a professional golfer. The 3 Irish Open provided me with the unique opportunity I now have to play as a Tour professional at the top level of world golf. I look forward to wearing the 3 logo with pride across the fairways of the world, and also returning to defend my 3 Irish Open title in 2010!”