Shane Lowry insists he ‘cannot rely’ on close friend Padraig Harrington for Ryder Cup pick

Shane Lowry insists he 'cannot rely' on close friend Padraig Harrington for Ryder Cup pick

Two months on from his Open Championship glory, Shane Lowry believes it is time for the next chapter. And fortunately for the 32-year-old he has the perfect motivation here at the BMW PGA Championship to turn the page and attain two more of his lifetime aims.
Firstly, there is the European Tour’s Race to Dubai and Lowry’s bid to become the fifth Irishman to lift the Harry Vardon Trophy in its 82-year history. Then there is next year’s Ryder Cup and a debut that would be long overdue. No wonder, that he wants to move on as he competes on UK soil for the first time since Royal Portrush.
“I’ve played a couple of events in the States since the Open and coming back here this week it’s kind of new again, where everybody is coming up and congratulating me,” Lowry said. “The first time I was announced as Champion Golfer of the Year was pretty cool – it’s a lovely title to have – but to be honest I’m quite eager to get on with my golf and I’m looking forward to trying to achieve different goals I have for the rest of the year.
“The Race to Dubai is the obvious one. I’m No 1 at the moment and I want to stay there, but I’m going to have to play good golf and I’m going to have to maybe win again.”

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