Lowry sees an opportunity for big wins in 2023

Successful the Open Championship in 2019 was the head of Shane Lowry’s golf profession to this point.

It’s not shocking 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 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 prospect to begin once more subsequent April.

“I really feel like I am dropping 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 2023. Along with his robust end on the Masters, he got here near successful the Honda Basic and the RBC Heritage, earlier than successful the PGA Championship at Wentworth in September.

Reflecting on final season, he mentioned: “I’m very proud of 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, nevertheless it’s most likely the second greatest 12 months 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 possibilities to win this 12 months, extra possibilities 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 manner 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.

“Numerous 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 workforce.

“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 workforce. I hope to be a giant a part of the workforce and get some large factors, to be a part of a successful workforce. Though I solely performed one, It means so much to me, and it will imply so much to be one in every of 12 European gamers to win this trophy.

“I keep 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 quicker than we expect now.”

Lowry’s new season begins January 13 along with his participation within the Hero Cup, previously often known as the Seve Trophy, in Abu Dhabi. It is a workforce 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 want it after which not take part.

“I really feel like the suitable gamers are taking part in on this match and if we will get a few one out of it for September and get two people who find themselves completely happy to play with one another within the Ryder Cup, it may be a assist for the workforce.

Bauer and Lowry play on the 2022 BMW Championship in Wilmington

Séamus Energy, who at the moment 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 will be good to play in Rome, assuming we each make the workforce. I am undecided should you’re taking part in the identical sport with everybody, they will need to rotate it, to see how he reacts. gamers collectively.

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

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