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Lowry Looking Forward To Irish Open

Shane Lowry pictured on the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch. Photo credit score: Shane Tighe

Shane Lowry stated that it feels good to be house forward of the Irish Open on Thursday.

The No.18 ranked golfer on this planet is amongst a handful of former Irish Open champions teeing off at Mount Juliet.

Lowry famous that the match is one thing he all the time appears to be like ahead to and one which has a particular place in his coronary heart.

“[The Irish Open] obviously means a lot to me…it kickstarted my whole career with that invite I got and winning it,” stated Lowry.

Lowry’s 2009 win on the County Louth Golf Club acquired his profession going because the then-amateur beat Robert Rock in a playoff to take house the title.

Four days later, the Offaly golfer turned professional.

The 34-year-old has performed at Mount Juliet a number of instances previously, having grown up an hour and a half from the course in Clara.

He is an admirer of the course, noting that the 18-holes are in nice form forward of the primary day of the match.

“It doesn’t feel like the actual bubble this week because the surroundings are so nice.”

The Irishman didn’t observe lots earlier than attending to Mount Juliet however added that he feels good after the Pro-Am.

The Clara native is concentrated on having an excellent weekend and constructing his confidence after a torrid time at Torrey Pines the place he completed on 13-over-par.

Lowry might be one of many first of the Irish golfers to tee-off with an 8:00 am tee time tomorrow alongside 2021 Scandinavian Mixed winner Jonathan Caldwell.

“I’ve huge admiration for Johnny Caldwell…. Johnny’s story is actually as big as anything in Irish sport.”

The 2019 Open winner praised Caldwell for working his approach again into the highlight and successful after dropping his European Tour Card in 2009.

Lowry additionally steered that the Irish Open happen after the Open Championship with the intention to develop the match’s participant base.

However, his focus this weekend lies on his personal sport and he’s aiming for a robust match to bounce again forward of the Open.

“At the start of the year, you are looking at the tournaments that you want to win, and this is definitely up there with them.”

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