This miracle wedge has won the European Tour Shot of the Year for Shane Lowry

By Stephen Barry

The shot which sealed the first US win of Shane Lowry’s career has been given the added distinction of being the best shot on the European Tour this year.

Lowry’s 127-yard approach through the trees on the 18th hole at Firestone secured the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational for the Offaly-native.

The shot received 24% of votes cast by fans, beating Patrick Reed’s long-range eagle from a bunker at the BMW Masters (19%) and holes-in-one by Miguel Ángel Jiménez (10%) and Rory McIlroy (4%).

“It's a huge honour to win European Tour Shot of the Year, it's a shot I will never forget,” Lowry told EuropeanTour.com. “Thanks to everyone who voted.

“I'm looking forward to another great season in 2016. I can't wait to get back to competitive golf next week in Malaysia when I represent Europe in the EurAsia Cup.”

This miracle wedge has won the European Tour Shot of the Year for Shane Lowry

At the time, he said: “It was actually a pretty horrific lie.

“It was sitting down in a hole. It was almost like someone had stood on it, but it was where the crowd was walking. And I just said to Dermot, I'll try and hit sand wedge and just get it down to the front of the green. I pulled it a bit too low and went into the tree.

“The rest is history.”

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