Shane Lowry has designs on major glory

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Shane Lowry has admitted that his fantastic performance in the Open Championship – particularly his final round – has given him confidence that a major is in his future.

The Irishman carded a flawless six-under-par 65 to finish tied ninth on ten-under-par at Royal Liverpool. It could have been much better, too, had he not coughed up five shots in three holes on his way to a three-over 75 in round two.

Even so, the 27-year-old – who won the Irish Open as an amateur in 2009 – insists that he is taking nothing but positives away from his week on the Wirral.

“To shoot 65 in the final round of a major, especially when you’re looking at the top of the leaderboard, makes me feel good about myself,” said Lowry, who finished second behind Rory McIlroy at the BMW PGA Championship in May. “I know now that if I have a chance down the line that is there and I can play the golf. I’m pretty pleased with myself.
"If I give myself the chance to do it, I now know I can do it on Sunday." - Shane Lowry

He added: “I felt so in control and I don’t know why because if you talked to my coach, Neil Manchip, I was fuming leaving the range this morning. I didn’t hit a good shot. My last shot was a low snap hook with my driver. I just decided I was going to play and see what happens. Thankfully, I hit it a little straighter than I did on the range and I managed to hole a few putts.”

Asked if he sees himself winning an Open Championship one day, Lowry was clear.

“I’m very comfortable in these surroundings,” he said. “I love links golf and I think I’m good in bad conditions. I’m hopefully going to play in another 15 or 20 Opens in my career. I think I could do it down the line. If I give myself the chance to do it, I now know I can do it on Sunday.”

Shane Lowry :: An Open champion in the making?

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