When a world famous golfer asks you to his wedding to rub shoulders with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay, you generally say ‘yes’. Unless you’re Shane Lowry.
The Offaly man declined an invite to fellow golfer Rory McIlroy’s star-studded do in Mayo at the weekend for a reason most of us can relate to. It clashed with his granny’s 80th.
— Shane Lowry (@ShaneLowryGolf) April 24, 2017
Lowry told Sean O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1:
“My granny was 80 on Saturday night and we’d a birthday party for her at home. Family comes first. Genuinely, I was at my granny’s 80th in Esker Hills Golf Club on Saturday night.
“We’d a great night and she’s still flying at 80 years of age. She has 13 kids and almost every one of them was there, so we’d a great night.
“There’s no big deal made about me when I go down there. I’m just going home and it’s great to be able to go home and keep my feet on the ground.”
To be fair to him, it was probably better craic.