Successful the Open Championship in 2019 was the top of Shane Lowry’s golf profession thus far.
It isn’t shocking that the Offaly man want to add to this one massive success. Again in Eire to benefit from the Christmas holidays and New Yr’s, Lowry’s has his sights set firmly on subsequent yr, 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 yr’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 stated.
“I want to be the primary Irishman to put on the inexperienced jacket.”
Lowry’s type over the previous 12 months will point out that he is well-prepared for a very good 2023. Along with his robust end on the Masters, he got here near profitable the Honda Basic 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 yr and do the very best I did this yr.
“Clearly 2019, with the Open Championship, will at all times come first, nevertheless it’s most likely the second greatest yr I’ve had.
“Successful a match like Wentworth in opposition to a stadium like this was very particular.
“I received a little bit of consistency and gave myself some probabilities to win this yr, 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 method round midday on a Sunday at 50 or 60, which is nice to say on the finish of the yr.
“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.
“A number of golfers come into their profession peak round 36 and I’m very hopeful that that is the yr 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 crew.
“I will use what occurred at Whistling Straits as gas. I hope to be there, there is a good probability to be a part of the crew. I hope to be a giant a part of the crew and get some massive factors, to be a part of a profitable crew. Although I solely performed one, It means so much to me, and it could imply so much to be considered 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 so much sooner than we predict now.”
Lowry’s new season begins January 13 together with his participation within the Hero Cup, previously referred to as the Seve Trophy, in Abu Dhabi. It is a crew 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 would have liked it after which not take part.
“I really feel like the correct 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 crew.
Séamus Energy, who at present leads the FedEx Cup standings, is on 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 could be good to play in Rome, assuming we each make the crew. I am undecided in the event 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.”