Shane Lowry claimed victory at the BMW PGA Championship. It's news that stunned all golf fans, and indeed Lowry put on an impressive game. Lowry had an interesting speech after the game. Victory is important to him, but also...
"I made no secret how I feel about the whole thing," Lowry said for skysports. "I wanted to win for myself first and foremost, but for everyone that has stayed loyal to this [DP World] Tour I really feel this is one for the good guys." Lowry was close to this, especially in 2014 when he was runner-up.
It was worth waiting 8 years. He can boast that he succeeded. "It [winning] means a lot. It's been a good year, but felt like I've been close a few times and only a few tournaments left this season and I really wanted to win one and this was top of the list."
Shane Lowry; I can't put into words how happy I am
It was as if he felt a great relief after this victory.
Shane couldn't hide his happiness because he had fantasized about this for a long time. "I'm so happy. I can't put into words how happy I am, how much I love this tour, this tournament. I'm the happiest man in the world right now.
One of my main goals is to go to Rome next year and help win back the Ryder Cup so I'm delighted that qualifying started this week and I have made some good points." His opponent in the final round, Rory McIlroy, is happy for Lowry.
Lowry is a man whom he respects immensely.
"I think Shane (Lowry) winning softens the blow," McIlroy admitted. "If it had been someone else, I might not have felt as comfortable with it as I am. Seeing a friend win is always great and I am really happy for him.