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In pictures: Irishman Shane Lowry wins Abu Dhabi title

Ireland's Shane Lowry won a see-saw battle with Richard Sterne, needing a birdie on the last hole to win the $7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Saturday. It was Lowry's first win since the World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational in August 2015 and he is expected to rise to number 40 in the world ranking from his current 75.

In pictures: Irishman Shane Lowry wins Abu Dhabi title
Shane Lowry of Ireland reacts after winning the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 19, 2019.
In pictures: Irishman Shane Lowry wins Abu Dhabi title
Shane Lowry of Ireland poses as he kisses the winner's trophy after winning the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 19, 2019.
In pictures: Irishman Shane Lowry wins Abu Dhabi title
Shane Lowry of Ireland (C), celebrates with (L-R) Rolex Global Head of Sponsorship and Partnership, Laurent Delanney, President of Kuwait Football Association, Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi, Sheikh Ahmad Al Yousuf Al Sabah, Group General Manager and CEO, HSBC, UAE, Abdulfattah Sharaf, Chief Marketing Officer, Emirates Global Aluminium, Walid Al Attar, and Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi during Day Four of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 19, 2019 in Abu Dhabi.
In pictures: Irishman Shane Lowry wins Abu Dhabi title
Richard Sterne of South Africa takes a shot during day four of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 19, 2019.
In pictures: Irishman Shane Lowry wins Abu Dhabi title
Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa plays a shot during day four of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 19, 2019.
In pictures: Irishman Shane Lowry wins Abu Dhabi title
Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark plays his second shot on the tenth hole during Day Four of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 19, 2019 in Abu Dhabi.
In pictures: Irishman Shane Lowry wins Abu Dhabi title
Ian Poulter of England lines up a putt on the tenth green during Day Four of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 19, 2019 in Abu Dhabi.