Shane Lowry takes purpose at LIV Golf after successful BMW PGA Championship: ‘That is one for the nice guys’

The Irishman has come near successful the match prior to now, on a course he clearly loves, most notably in 2014 when he completed a shot beind Rory McIlroy.

This time the roles have been reversed, Lowry getting the higher of his shut pal as a closing 65 noticed him publish 17 beneath and take the win. He didn’t drop a single shot throughout the 54 holes, with the match performed over solely three rounds following the dying of the Queen and the following cancellation of play on Friday.

Jon Rahm threatened to storm from behind and set a clubhouse goal that would not be matched, his Sunday 62 leaving him on 16 beneath par following an eagle on the 18th to cap off a shocking again 9.

Lowry two-putted on the ultimate inexperienced to go a shot higher, although McIlroy was ready behind on the green and nonetheless had an opportunity to take it to a play-off with an eagle.

He fired an extended iron to only over 20 ft and was millimetres away from draining the putt, the ball as an alternative simply hanging on the sting of the outlet as an emotional Lowry watched on a TV display.

Viktor Hovland had a share of the lead going into the ultimate spherical however needed to accept a tie for fifth three photographs again, with defending champion Billy Horschel additionally within the high ten.

The American voiced his opposition to gamers from the Saudi-backed LIV Golf collection being within the discipline, with 18 of these concerned within the breakway tour teeing it up at Wentworth.

McIlroy was equally uncomfortable, whereas Lowry stated at first of the week he discovered it tough to abdomen a few of those that had not beforehand been regulars on the DP World Tour competing.

It was due to this fact no shock that the Irishman was significantly happy to return out on high.

“I made no secret how I really feel about the entire thing,” Lowry stated. “I needed to win for myself initially, however for everybody that has stayed loyal to this tour. I actually really feel that is one for the nice guys.”

He added: “It means rather a lot. It’s been a superb 12 months, however felt like I’ve been shut a couple of instances and only some tournaments left this season and I actually needed to win one and this was high of the listing.

Rory McIlroy was millimetres away from taking Shane Lowry to a play-off

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“I’m so comfortable. I can’t put into phrases how comfortable I’m, how a lot I like this tour, this match. I’m the happiest man on the planet proper now.

“I bought to 16 and was making an attempt to get previous that however needed to fear about Rory behind me, he may do something the previous few holes how good he’s. I simply tried my greatest to hit photographs, I instructed my coach I would like to permit myself to play golf. I’m taking part in the most effective golf of my life and I did that.”

McIlroy, who completed a shot again of Lowry alongside Rahm after a closing spherical 67, stated: “I’m okay. I feel Shane successful softens the blow. If it had been another person, I may not have felt as comfy with it as I’m. Seeing a pal win is all the time nice and I’m actually comfortable for him.”

“I gave myself a glance to take it right into a play-off and I assumed three ft out that it was going within the gap,” he added.

“Total it’s been one other actually good week. The consistency and the extent of my golf might be as excessive because it’s ever been, it feels good.

“It’s been an ideal 12 months for me. I’d have cherished to have taken Shane a few further holes, however that is nonetheless one other nice week. I’m leaving right here very, very comfortable”

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