WATCH: Shane Lowry opens up about how he persevered during the low points of his career 1 year ago

WATCH: Shane Lowry opens up about how he persevered during the low points of his career

Ireland's own golf hero explained on The Late Late Show how he manages to stay positive.

Shane Lowry was among the guests on Friday night's episode of The Late Late Show, and as always, he came across as a very sound man.

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After an incredible year, he was on the couch to discuss his achievements with host Ryan Tubridy.

Lowry revealed that after crying in the car park at Carnoustie 12 months previous, winning the Open Championship at Portrush in 2019 made it all worthwhile.

He said: "That was one of the lower points of my career. There was a lot made about it that week because I mentioned it, and when you mention something like that, the media take it and add fuel to the fire. It was obviously a very low point.

"I wasn't performing to what I felt like my capabilities were. I was just frustrated. I almost felt a little bit lost, and I didn't know what to do.

"But thankfully, I kept going. And it kind of just shows you that no matter what, whether it be in golf or anything, you just have to keep persevering.

"As long as you get up every day and believe what you're doing is the right thing, then there's nothing else you can do."

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He was also full of praise for his grandmother, who he said was the first recipient of his golf winnings.

He said: "Granny looked after me very well. I use to mow her lawns and cut her hedges, and she used to pay quite well for that.

"When I made my first paycheck at the French Open - I'll never forget it. I made 16 grand, and I came home and the first thing I did was I went down and gave her a few bob."

What a man.

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