Irish golfer Shane Lowry has said he is “back in business” after being reunited with his golf clubs today following a mix-up on air travel.
he former British Open champion was shocked yesterday when his golf bag and suitcase were mistakenly shipped to Chicago.
He took to Twitter and asked Dublin Airport if they could find out where they went.
The golfer will compete in the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, starting tomorrow.
“Can you help me locate my missing golf clubs and suitcase @DublinAirport?” he said.
A little over an hour later, Lowry issued an update, thanking Dublin Airport, which confirmed his bags were at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, and appealed to United Airlines and Aer Lingus to ship them to him in Greensboro bring.
“Update… Thanks to the guys at @DublinAirport for confirming my bags are in Chicago. @AerLingus @fly2ohare @united can you help me get her to Greensboro?” he said.
Today, the golfer confirmed he is reunited with his luggage, paving the way for him to continue his preparations for this weekend’s tournament, worth over $1.3 million to the outright winner.
Born in Offaly, he is the latest golfer whose clubs have gone missing at Dublin Airport.
Lost baggage is the responsibility of the individual airlines, not the Dublin Airport operator, DAA.
Last month, Leona Maguire posted a similar appeal online when her golf clubs disappeared after flying from Dublin to Geneva, Switzerland, for the Amundi Evian Championship.
In a post on Twitter, the 27-year-old originally tweeted that the airline had “no idea where it is”.
“Really need help from someone @DublinAirport or DAA. Flew direct from Dublin to Geneva yesterday and somehow my golf bag disappeared between check in and take off. @FlySWISS & @swissportNews have no idea where it is,” she said.
“Need it badly for @EvianChamp Major this week. Air tags are no help as Swiss Airlines cannot locate the bag in their system.»
But within an hour of the post appearing, a Twitter user responded that his sister, who is believed to be working at Dublin Airport, found the missing bag.
The sports star, who is ranked No. 19 in the world, replied: “Just spoke to a legend named Claire? You found the bag.”
Maguire’s management said her sister, former professional golfer Lisa Maguire, came to the rescue and drove a six-hour round trip to Zurich to collect the clubs.
https://www.independent.ie/news/were-back-in-business-shane-lowry-reunited-with-golf-clubs-after-air-travel-mix-up-41887598.html ‘We’re back in business’ Shane Lowry has reunited with golf clubs after a mix-up on air travel