Shane won the Irish Open as an amateur in 2009 and turned professional a week later. In 2015 he won the prestigious World Golf Championship (Bridgestone Invitational) and his career highlight so far was winning a Major – the 2019 British Open at Royal Portrush. He has had 17 top 10 finishes on the PGA, including five this year. In 2021 he tied fourth at the PGA Championship (the second Major of the season) and was eighth at the Players’ Championship. His brother Alan will be his caddy on his Olympic debut. His father Brendan and uncles Seán and Mick won All-Ireland football medals with Offaly in 1982.