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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab), Justin Thomas (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), failed to qualify for this years games which start on the 29th July.

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.