Shane Lowry, caddie Bo Martin split after losing their ‘spark’ | Golf News and Tour Information
Shane Lowry and caddy Brian “Bo” Martin parted ways ahead of a busy round of golf for the 2019 Open champion.
In a move first reported by The Irish Independent, the pair had lost their “spark” or “chemistry” after a four-and-a-half-year run. And while it may not have been as long as some of gaming’s other famous caddie-player relationships, the Lowry-Martin pairing has been pretty successful.
Lowry ended a three-and-a-half-year winless drought in 2019 months after enlisting Martin as a looper. A few months later, they teamed up to win Lowry’s only major championship at Royal Portrush.
“Bo was amazing last year,” Lowry said after the win. “He started caddying for me around September last year, and just when I started playing well again. So he gave me a breath of fresh air.”
According to The Irish Independent, the split was amicable, but the publication noted some signs of tension on the course between the two, including at last year’s Masters when Lowry was upset by an incident of clubbing.
Lowry is off to a slow start in 2023 with a T-28 in Abu Dhabi and a missed cut in Dubai last week. The Irish Independent also reports that he plans to play five events in a row, four of which are PGA Tour designated events, starting at next week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open.
In other words, there’s a lot of money at stake for Lowry — and whoever he (quickly) hires as a caddy — in the next two months. Beyond that, the 35-year-old intends to make this year’s Ryder Cup squad. Lowry is currently No. 22 in the Official World Golf Ranking.