Shane Lowry's wedge shot on the 18th hole at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational has been named 2015 European Tour Shot of the Year.

Lowry came out on top of a public vote to win the award, seeing off the likes of Rory McIlroy and Miguel Angel Jimenez.

The Offaly man went into the final hole at Firestone with a one shot lead over the chasing field and realistically needing just a par to claim victory.

However his drive on 18 left him out of position in the left rough, but with enough room to get the ball up and over a tree and onto the green. Still, the shot looked virtually impossible and there was every chance that he would bogey the hole and possibly end up in a play-off. 

Lowry blasted the ball with amazing precision. It glanced off a branch overhanging the green - though that took nothing away from the sensational quality of the shot, and he took advantage, rolling in another superb birdie putt to ensure victory.

Speaking to europeantour.com, Lowry said: "It's a huge honour to win European Tour Shot of the Year, it's a shot I will never forget.

"Thanks to everyone who voted. I'm looking forward to another great season in 2016. I can't wait to get back to competitive golf next week in Malaysia when I represent Europe in the EurAsia Cup."

Recalling the award winning shot he added: "It was actually a pretty horrific lie. It was sitting down in a hole. It was almost like someone had stood on it, but it was where the crowd was walking.

"I just said to Dermot, I'll try and hit sand wedge and just get it down to the front of the green. I pulled it a bit too low and went into the tree.

"The rest is history."