OWINGS MILLS, Md. – A day after doubling Caves Valley’s par-3 17th gap, Shane Lowry fared significantly better at that gap on Sunday.
“I believed I used to be on my technique to a brand new BMW,” stated Lowry, whose tee ball ended up 4 ft shy of the opening earlier than he rolled within the brief birdie putt, his seventh birdie of the day, on his technique to a closing 7-under 65 on the BMW Championship.
Lowry’s robust end wasn’t sufficient to qualify him for subsequent week’s Tour Championship, however with Lowry presently with a pleasant cushion of France’s Victor Perez in Crew Europe’s world factors listing for the Ryder Cup, his efficiency received’t damage his probabilities of robotically qualifying for Padraig Harrington’s squad.
“I would fairly if I wasn’t below strain,” Lowry stated. “I would fairly if I used to be totally cemented within the group. … However yeah, it’s what it’s. It is an ideal place to be in. Three years in the past when it was the France Ryder Cup, and I wasn’t anyplace close to the group, I might have given lots to be within the place I’m now. So, I am within the place now the place I must sort of seize it by the scruff of the neck and go forward and make the group.”
Whereas the U.S. group’s automated race ends Sunday, Europe’s battle for its 9 auto alternatives extends by means of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in two weeks. Harrington has beforehand challenged all potential gamers to “come and present me” on the European Tour’s flagship occasion.
Lowry plans to be within the subject together with notable potential captain’s picks Ian Poulter and Justin Rose. He’ll fly again dwelling to Eire on Sunday evening and spend per week there earlier than heading to England.
“I am fairly pleased with how I have been enjoying over the past whereas, and I feel I’ve put my hand up,” Lowry stated. “Like I stated, I am within the group now, however Wentworth goes to be a giant week, and I am trying ahead to sort of going there and competing. It is a spot I really like going, and hopefully I can have an excellent week and sort of cement my place on the group.”