PGA Championship: Shane Lowry seeks to repeat his success in the 2019 open tournament, aiming for a second big win | Golf News – NewsRaiser


Shane Lowry became the fifth Irish player to win the Open when he picked up a burgundy jug in 2019.

“Recharged” Shane Lowry believes he is in the same shape as when he won the Open in 2019, as he is aiming for his second big title at this week’s PGA Championship.

Lowry finished no worse than 35th in his nine starts this season and made the trip to Southern Hills after finishing third at the Masters and RBC Heritage in his last two individual competitions.

The 35-year-old also finished 13th with partner Ian Poulter in the Zurich Classic, and then spent three weeks before the second major tournament of the year in Tulsa, where open areas around green spaces and windy weather could play in his favor.

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“I feel charged and ready to work until the end of the summer,” Lowry said. “I feel good about my game and I’m excited for next week.

“I can withstand the wind. I can argue. I do not mind, so to speak.

Shane Lowry gives some advice on jumping on the green and tries to replicate his eagle, which inserted into the field, from the DP World Championships

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Shane Lowry gives some advice on jumping on the green and tries to replicate his eagle, which inserted into the field, from the DP World Championships

Shane Lowry gives some advice on jumping on the green and tries to replicate his eagle, which inserted into the field, from the DP World Championships

“It’s a good opportunity for me to go out and show people what I’m doing this week, and I hope I can be there or somewhere on the weekend.”

Lowry recorded three of the top 10 finishes in his last five starts before an emotional triumph at the Royal Portrush Open three years ago, where he challenged miserable conditions in the final round to become the fifth Irish player to lift Claret Pitcher after Fred Daly. Padreig Harrington. , Darren Clark and Rory McIlroy.

“I think my shape is very similar,” Lowry added.

Shane Lowry drove the Sograss crowd into a frenzy when he made a sensational one-hole hole on the 17th pair-third during the Players' Championship.

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Shane Lowry drove the Sograss crowd into a frenzy when he made a sensational one-hole hole on the 17th pair-third during the Players’ Championship.

Shane Lowry infuriated Sougrass’s audience when he made a sensational hole in one on the third of the 17th during the Players’ Championship.

“I won at the beginning of the year in Europe, finishing third at Hilton Head and second in Canada, so that summer I played quite well and steadily.

“I would not say it is better (now). Apparently, it’s the same. I hope to be able to get similar results in the next few months.

“Of course, I would like to win more big tournaments, but I don’t think that’s a given. I think it’s just something to strive for and work on, and if it happens, you have to accept it.

Shane Lowry returned to the level on the 13th hole in Augusta with an eagle chip

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Shane Lowry returned to the level on the 13th hole in Augusta with an eagle chip

Shane Lowry returned to the level on the 13th hole in Augusta with an eagle chip

“You get four a year, it’s hard to optimize the game these weeks. It is difficult to optimize your mental mood during these weeks. You just need to be in the right place to win these tournaments, because it’s so hard to win in regular competitions, let alone major ones.

“If I graduated without additional specialties, would it be good for me? Aha. But I want more.

“I am a very motivated and very competitive guy. I know I want to win more majors and I want to win more tournaments.

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