Shane Lowry’s hilarious cursing was picked up by NBC’s microphone leading to a hilarious on air apology from the broadcaster. The Offaly star berated himself by shouting “you f***ing idiot” after a water-bound tee shot at the 15th led to a double-bogey five. The Irishman refused to apologise for the very human display of emotion and took to twitter to make fun of the whole affair. Shane is reaffirming why he is such a fan favourite, here he is pumping up the crowd at the Phoenix Open.
Today it emerged the world number 23 will be fined in line with the PGA’s guidelines on profane language, $5,000 in fact, a relative drop in the ocean when you consider he has won nearly half a million in 2016. The player may very well be wondering why nothing seems to be happening to Smylie Kaufman, his playing partner who snapped a 7-iron over his knee during the same round.
At least Shane’s shenanigans are cheeky and fun, Vijay Singh’s shenanigans were cruel and tragic.
The Fijian’s tirade from the 2005 Masters was never going to be a viral video like the loveable Irishman’s.