Lowry - "I'm Going With One Goal And That's To Bring A Medal Back To Ireland"

Lowry - "I'm Going With One Goal And That's To Bring A Medal Back To Ireland"

Shane Lowry Olympics
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After a great defence of his Open title, Shane Lowry's attention turns to the Olympics.

Lowry - "I'm Going With One Goal And That's To Bring A Medal Back To Ireland"

The 34-year-old, who secured a T12 finish at Royal St. George's, will now head to Tokyo to prepare for his very first Olympic games.

"I've said all along, when it comes along, I'll be looking forward to it. I'll be trying my best. Obviously, it's a huge honour for me to go and represent my country at the Olympics. It's something I never thought I'd do, but now I get to go and do it.

Shane Lowry Olympics

Lowry and Rory McIlroy during a Tokyo 2020 Team Ireland Announcement. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

"I'm going with one goal and one ambition, and that's to bring a medal back to Ireland. That's the only reason I'm going. I'm not going there on my holidays. I'm going there to win a medal, and that's kind of the way I look at it."

Lowry, who has five Top-12 finishes in only nine starts will be joining the likes of Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and newly crowned 'Champion Golfer Of The Year,' Collin Morikawa at the Olympics.

"I feel like I'm playing some good golf going into it. Who knows? It's a great opportunity for me to go and do something very special. Hopefully, I can get over to Tokyo and grab it by the scruff of the neck, and like I said, come back with a medal.

Shane Lowry Olympics

Rose won by two shots in Rio 2016. Credit (Scott Halleran/ Getty Images

"It's obviously not a team event, we are a team going over, but we are staying in the same place and we are going to be hanging out together that week, but I think like it's individual, but there have been no tactics talk yet anyway."

Justin Rose, who won the gold medal in 2016, failed to qualify for this years games which start on the 29th July.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x