Successful the Open Championship in 2019 was the top of Shane Lowry’s golf profession so far.
It’s not stunning that the Offaly man want to add to this one huge success. Again in Eire to benefit from the Christmas holidays and New 12 months’s, Lowry’s has his sights set firmly on subsequent 12 months, when he speaks to RTÉ Sport’s Greg Allen.
“There are such a lot of alternatives to do nice issues. That is all I am into; I wish to win the large tournaments.”
Uplifting phrases from the participant, who will flip 36 on the Sunday earlier than subsequent 12 months’s Masters. Lowry completed third on the well-known course in 2022 and is relishing the possibility to begin once more subsequent April.
“I really feel like I am shedding my head round Augusta,” he mentioned.
“I want to be the primary Irishman to put on the inexperienced jacket.”
Lowry’s kind over the previous 12 months will point out that he is well-prepared for a great 2023. Along with his robust end on the Masters, he got here near successful the Honda Traditional and the RBC Heritage, earlier than successful the PGA Championship at Wentworth in September.
Reflecting on final season, he mentioned: “I’m very pleased with what occurred in 2022 and hopefully I can go additional subsequent 12 months and do the perfect I did this 12 months.
“Clearly 2019, with the Open Championship, will at all times come first, however it’s in all probability the second greatest 12 months I’ve had.
“Successful a match like Wentworth towards a stadium like this was very particular.
“I received a little bit of consistency and gave myself some possibilities to win this 12 months, extra possibilities than I in all probability had prior to now. That was very nice. You’re used to being on the high of the leaderboard and that makes you extra snug.
“There have not been too many weeks the place I have been scurrying my method round midday on a Sunday at 50 or 60, which is nice to say on the finish of the 12 months.
“I am 36. I do not really feel a lot older [physically] Than I used to be 10 years in the past however mentally I’m a lot older and wiser.
“Loads of golfers come into their profession peak round 36 and I’m very hopeful that that is the 12 months I get all of the firearms out and begin racking up wins.”
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One other goal in 2023 is the Ryder Cup, which shall be held in Rome.
After debuting on the 2021 occasion at Whistling Straits, Lowry needs to become involved once more, hopefully this time on a successful group.
“I will use what occurred at Whistling Straits as gasoline. I hope to be there, there is a good likelihood to be a part of the group. I hope to be an enormous a part of the group and get some huge factors, to be a part of a successful group. Although I solely performed one, It means quite a bit to me, and it will imply quite a bit to be certainly one of 12 European gamers to win this trophy.
“I keep in mind dwelling within the motel on a Monday morning in Wisconsin saying I am unable to imagine I’ve to attend one other two years for this, I am unable to imagine it is over. It is coming quite a bit sooner than we expect now.”
Lowry’s new season begins January 13 together with his participation within the Hero Cup, previously generally known as the Seve Trophy, in Abu Dhabi. It is a group occasion the place Nice Britain and Eire tackle Continental Europe and Clara’s native welcomes inclusion in Calendar ’23.
“We misplaced for the final time as a result of we did not get my sword trophy. The Individuals received the Presidents trophy and that offers them an enormous benefit. The European Tour put this occasion on so it was hypocritical of me to say we’d like it after which not take part.
“I really feel like the correct gamers are enjoying on this match and if we are able to get a few one out of it for September and get two people who find themselves blissful to play with one another within the Ryder Cup, it may be a assist for the group.
Séamus Energy, who at present leads the FedEx Cup standings, is in GB & Eire choice and Lowry is eyeing the prospect of partnering with the Waterford participant in Abu Dhabi.
“It is solely proper that Seamus and I’m going collectively on this Champion’s Cup. If we click on there, it will be good to play in Rome, assuming we each make the group. I am undecided for those who’re enjoying the identical recreation with everybody, they’re going to wish to rotate it, to see how he reacts. gamers collectively.
“Perhaps a recreation with Seamus and a recreation with Tyrell (Hutton) shall be good for me and Europe going ahead.”