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Shane Lowry says absence of Ryder Cup veterans who joined LIV Golf allowed Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Viktor Hovland to play “completely different” roles throughout victory over USA in Rome; Irishman hails “new era” of European golfers as he appears ahead to away Ryder Cup in 2025

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Shane Lowry displays on his tie in opposition to Jordan Spieth and what it took from Staff Europe to get the victory on the Ryder Cup

Shane Lowry displays on his tie in opposition to Jordan Spieth and what it took from Staff Europe to get the victory on the Ryder Cup

Shane Lowry feels Staff Europe “can be remembered endlessly” in the event that they have 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 in opposition to 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 report 19-9 loss at Whistling Straits in 2021.

The subsequent Ryder Cup shall be held at Bethpage Black in New York in September 2025.

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Shane Lowry was one of many stars on Sunday as Staff Europe beat Staff USA to win the Ryder Cup.

Shane Lowry was one of many stars on Sunday as Staff Europe beat Staff USA to win the Ryder Cup.

Lowry informed Sky Sports activities Information: “Homefield benefit is big however it’s a large alternative and one thing we might in all probability be remembered endlessly for if we went to Bethpage and retained the trophy.

“It is one thing I’m going to have on my thoughts over the following two years and I am certain the 11 lads with me in Rome [as well].

“The percentages are it will not be the identical staff however I hope I’m a type of 12 gamers. If these gamers did retain the trophy, it will be an enormous achievement.

“I really feel this can be a new era [for Europe]. You’ve got obtained Ludvig Åberg, Nicolai Hojgaard, Nicolai’s brother Rasmus, Vincent Norrman, Adrian Meronk.

“All these younger European gamers doing nice issues who could possibly be there for the following 10, 15, 20 years. It is thrilling for European golf and could possibly be a profitable era.”

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Shane Lowry claims that every one Staff Europe gamers can be delighted if Luke Donald determined to tackle the captaincy for the journey to Bethpage in 2025.

Shane Lowry claims that every one Staff Europe gamers can be delighted if Luke Donald determined to tackle the captaincy for the journey to Bethpage in 2025.

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 position.

The Irishman added: “I’ve large respect for what the blokes who went to LIV that weren’t there final week however have been there for the final 20, 30 years have executed for golf in Europe.

“However with these large personalities and large egos not within the staff room, it allowed Rory, Jon and Viktor, possibly myself, to be somebody completely different.”

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Rory McIlroy displays on Staff Europe’s journey to victory on the Ryder Cup and the way a lot the win means to him.

Rory McIlroy displays on Staff Europe’s journey to victory on the Ryder Cup and the way a lot the win means to him.

Lowry was talking to advertise TGL, a brand new staff 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 feel it may be enjoyable and grasp a distinct viewers than what common golf tournaments do as a result of time of night time it’s on. There shall be a sure fringe of competitors round it as effectively.

“The times of 45-event seasons with 4 common strokeplay occasions are dwindling slightly bit. We have to captivate a brand new and completely different viewers.

“That is going to do this. Hopefully it’s going to develop the sport.”

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