Lowry sees an opportunity for big wins in 2023

Successful the Open Championship in 2019 was the head of Shane Lowry’s golf profession so far.

It isn’t stunning that the Offaly man want to add to this one large success. Again in Eire to benefit from the Christmas holidays and New Yr’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 need to win the massive 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 prospect to start out once more subsequent April.

“I really feel like I am dropping my head round Augusta,” he stated.

“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 an excellent 2023. Along with his sturdy end on the Masters, he got here near profitable the Honda Traditional and the RBC Heritage, earlier than profitable the PGA Championship at Wentworth in September.

Reflecting on final season, he stated: “I’m very pleased with what occurred in 2022 and hopefully I can go additional subsequent 12 months and do one of the best I did this 12 months.

“Clearly 2019, with the Open Championship, will all the time come first, however it’s most likely 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 probabilities to win this 12 months, extra probabilities than I most likely had prior to now. That was very nice. You might be used to being on the prime of the leaderboard and that makes you extra snug.

“There have not been too many weeks the place I have been scurrying my means 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.

“Plenty 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 desires to become involved once more, hopefully this time on a profitable group.

“I will use what occurred at Whistling Straits as gasoline. I hope to be there, there is a good probability to be a part of the group. I hope to be a giant a part of the group and get some large factors, to be a part of a profitable group. Regardless that I solely performed one, It means lots to me, and it might imply lots to be certainly one of 12 European gamers to win this trophy.

“I bear in mind residing within the motel on a Monday morning in Wisconsin saying I can not consider I’ve to attend one other two years for this, I can not consider it is over. It is coming lots sooner than we expect now.”

Lowry’s new season begins January 13 together with his participation within the Hero Cup, previously often called 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 provides 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 appropriate gamers are taking part in 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 comfortable to play with one another within the Ryder Cup, it may be a assist for the group.

Bauer and Lowry play on the 2022 BMW Championship in Wilmington

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 am going collectively on this Champion’s Cup. If we click on there, it might be good to play in Rome, assuming we each make the group. I am unsure should you’re taking part in the identical sport with everybody, they will need to rotate it, to see how he reacts. gamers collectively.

“Perhaps a sport with Seamus and a sport with Tyrell (Hutton) shall be good for me and Europe going ahead.”

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