Shane Lowry says absence of Ryder Cup veterans who joined LIV Golf allowed Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Viktor Hovland to play “totally different” roles throughout victory over USA in Rome; Irishman hails “new era” of European golfers as he seems to be ahead to away Ryder Cup in 2025
Final Up to date: 06/10/23 12:48pm
Shane Lowry feels Crew Europe “can be remembered perpetually” in the event that they had been in a position to retain the Ryder Cup in america in 2025.
Lowry was a part of the aspect that beat the USA 16.5-11.5 in Rome final week, profitable a full level alongside Sepp Straka in Friday’s foursomes – which Europe swept 4-0 – after which including a half level by halving his singles match towards Jordan Spieth on Sunday.
Europe’s victory was their seventh in a row at residence – USA’s final abroad success got here at The Belfry in 1993 – however they’ve been closely crushed on their final two journeys to the States, defeated 17-11 at Hazeltine in 2016 after which tumbling to a document 19-9 loss at Whistling Straits in 2021.
The subsequent Ryder Cup can be held at Bethpage Black in New York in September 2025.
Lowry informed Sky Sports activities Information: “Homefield benefit is large however it’s a big alternative and one thing we might most likely be remembered perpetually for if we went to Bethpage and retained the trophy.
“It is one thing I’m going to have on my thoughts over the subsequent two years and I am positive the 11 lads with me in Rome [as well].
“The percentages are it will not be the identical crew however I hope I’m a type of 12 gamers. If these gamers did retain the trophy, it might be an enormous achievement.
“I really feel it is a new era [for Europe]. You’ve got received Ludvig Åberg, Nicolai Hojgaard, Nicolai’s brother Rasmus, Vincent Norrman, Adrian Meronk.
“All these younger European gamers doing nice issues who may very well be there for the subsequent 10, 15, 20 years. It is thrilling for European golf and may very well be a profitable era.”
Ryder Cup veterans Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia weren’t in Rome, having defected to LIV Golf and resigned from the DP World Tour.
Lowry feels the absence of these gamers allowed Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Viktor Hovland, in addition to himself, to tackle a much bigger function.
The Irishman added: “I’ve big respect for what the fellows who went to LIV that weren’t there final week however had been there for the final 20, 30 years have carried out for golf in Europe.
“However with these massive personalities and large egos not within the crew room, it allowed Rory, Jon and Viktor, perhaps myself, to be somebody totally different.”
Lowry was talking to advertise TGL, a brand new crew golf league that’s set to launch in January 2024, with occasions performed on a digital course and held on weeknights across the common PGA Tour season.
The 36-year-old stated: “I believe it should be enjoyable and grasp a special viewers than what common golf tournaments do because of the time of evening it’s on. There can be a sure fringe of competitors round it as properly.
“The times of 45-event seasons with 4 common strokeplay occasions are dwindling a little bit bit. We have to captivate a brand new and totally different viewers.
“That is going to do this. Hopefully it is going to develop the sport.”