BMW PGA Championship: Shane Lowry enjoys winning ‘for the best’ with slim win at Wentworth | golf news

Shane Lowry took his first win in 38 months with a one-shot win over Wentworth, and completed the 54-hole event with no ghost to finish the race in 17 under; Irishman ended the week with a shot off Ryder Cup teammates Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm

Last update: 09/11/22 8:32 PM

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Shane Lowry says it’s hard to tell him what winning the BMW PGA Championship means to him.

Shane Lowry says it’s hard to tell him what winning the BMW PGA Championship means to him.

Shane Lowry described his victory in the BMW BGA Championship as a “win for the good guys” after fending off his Ryder Cup teammates Rory McIlroy and John Ram to win at Wentworth.

Lowry scored seven under-65s on the final day of the DP World Tour main event to finish at under 17 and close out a stealth-free tournament, after Friday’s play was canceled following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The tournament featured 18 players from the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series, something Lowry admitted he “couldn’t stand” ahead of the event, as the Irishman admitted that was additional motivation ahead of his first win since the 2019 Open.

DP World Tour President Keith Bailey honors Queen Elizabeth II at the presentation of the BMW PGA Championship Cup.

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DP World Tour President Keith Bailey honors Queen Elizabeth II at the presentation of the BMW PGA Championship Cup.

DP World Tour President Keith Bailey honors Queen Elizabeth II at the presentation of the BMW PGA Championship Cup.

“I didn’t hide how I felt about the whole thing,” Laurie said. “I wanted to win myself first and foremost, but to everyone who remained loyal to this matter [DP World] A tour I really feel like this is a tour for the good guys.”

Lowry, who finished second to McIlroy at Wentworth in 2014, added: “It [winning] means a lot. It’s been a good year, but I felt like I’ve been close to it a few times and there are only a few championships left this season and I really wanted to win one and that was top of the list.

Rory McIlroy congratulated his friend Shane Lowry on his victory in the BMW PGA Championship in Wentworth.

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Rory McIlroy congratulated his friend Shane Lowry on his victory in the BMW PGA Championship in Wentworth.

Rory McIlroy congratulated his friend Shane Lowry on his victory in the BMW PGA Championship in Wentworth.

“I am very happy. I cannot describe in words how happy I am, how much I love this tour, this tournament. I am the happiest man in the world now. One of my main goals is to go to Roma next year and help get the Ryder Cup back so I am happy that the qualifiers started this week It scored some good points.”

Ram had set up a goal in the 29th minute to set the club’s early goal at under-16s but ended the week with a draw in second place alongside McIlroy, who missed an eagle on the last hole to force Lowry into a playoff.

“I think Shen [Lowry] The win softens the blow,” McIlroy admitted. If it was someone else, I might not have felt as comfortable about him as I do. It’s always great to see a friend win and I’m really happy for it.

Rory McIlroy remains top of the DP World Tour rankings despite not winning the BMW PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy remains top of the DP World Tour rankings despite not winning the BMW PGA Championship

“I struggled today. I didn’t hit the irons very well. I was defending a lot but I got the most out of my run. I wish I had hit four in 17, but, regardless, I’m there and did what I needed to do to give myself a chance to fall back.” About 18 and that’s all you can ask for.”

Taylor Gotsch was LIV’s best player thanks to an eagle at 18, lifting him to fourth and 14 under, while Patrick Reed had another stroke into the fifth tie after the 63rd final.

Patrick Reed ponders the final 63rd round and whether he feels he has a chance of winning the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

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Patrick Reed ponders the final 63rd round and whether he feels he has a chance of winning the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Patrick Reed ponders the final 63rd round and whether he feels he has a chance of winning the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

“It definitely felt so welcome,” Reid said. “The guys were very respectful, very nice to me. They were the same when I came in and played year after year every time.

“For me as a player and as an honorary member for life, I will definitely come back and play. I always want to play at least a minimum and continue to carry my card.

“I’m proud of that, I’m proud of being a world player and being a world player and playing on the European Tour. [now DP World Tour]. Nothing is going to change how I feel about coming to play.”