Monday 23 April 2018

'I can win one of these' - Shane Lowry vows to come back stronger

Shane Lowry
Shane Lowry
Liam Kelly

Liam Kelly

Shane Lowry has vowed to bounce back from his US Open disappointment at Oakmont.

In the midst of his regret at finishing joint second, three shots adrift of champion Dustin Johnson, Lowry said he can only be encouraged by his battling display.

"These are the days you learn from. Dustin Johnson has been in my shoes a number of times now so he deserves one," he said.

"I will come back and I know I will give myself a chance again. I can win one of these."

The tangible rewards for second place on one-under par - alongside Americans Jim Furyk and Scott Piercy - are immense.

Lowry (above) earned $745,270 (€657,076), boosting his PGA Tour winnings this season to $1,491,776 (€1,318,555) from 12 events.

He also moved from 41st to 25th in the world rankings, and is now 10th in the Ryder Cup European and World points lists.

Lowry had a corporate event in The Royal Dublin golf club yesterday, but will not play again until he defends his WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title at Firestone on Thursday week.

The Bridgestone win was the biggest of his career to date.

"I'm looking forward to defending there and I've got The Open and the PGA in the next few weeks. I just want to get back to good form, and I'm looking forward to the next few weeks where the conditions won't be quite as hard," he said.

Irish Independent

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