Breaking:Shane Lowry upbeat despite US PGA disappointment: ‘I fought my nuts off today — but that’s golf’was…due to full details below ⬇️

Breaking:Shane Lowry upbeat despite US PGA disappointment: ‘I fought my nuts off today — but that’s golf’was…due to full details below ⬇️

Shane Lowry insisted there will be no “doom and gloom” when he reflects on his US PGA challenge and the initial disappointment of his tie for sixth at Valhalla.

Twenty-four hours after dragging himself into contention by matching the lowest round in major history with a stunning 62, the Offaly man ended up seven shots behind wire-to-wire winner Xander Schauffele after he shot a one-under 70 to finish on 14-under-par.

“I fought my nuts off today, and I just didn’t get what I wanted,” Lowry said. “But that’s golf. That’s life.”

success at the PGA Championship

It was a remarkable week for the 2019 Open champion, who closed to within a shot of the lead after four holes and hardly missed a shot in the first six before he got caught between clubs and failed to birdie the par-five seventh.

A three-putt bogey at the eighth, followed by his failure to birdie the par-five 10th, put paid to his hopes as he played the back nine in level par.

But he heads into the summer months with a string of brilliant performances behind him and high hopes for the US Open, The Open and possibly the Olympic Games too

You come here to try and give yourself a chance to win these and I felt like I got off to a good start today and I played very, very good for the first, you know, for a lot around really, but especially in those first few holes I hit some great shots,” he said.

“You know I did what I needed to do. I was two-under after six and then, from seven to 10, to play those holes in one-over when you need to play those holes in one or two-under to get yourself going, I didn’t do that.

“Yeah, it’s disappointing. God, I would have loved to have put up a better fight today, but I tried my best. I gave it everything, and it was, you know, not to be in the end. But it’s been a decent week.”

When you have a Claret Jug at home, consolation prizes are no consolation, and Lowry found it hard to look at his 62 and pin a medal on his chest.

“Yeah, I mean, obviously, it’s nice to do, but I don’t know where I hang that up,” he said with a grin.

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