Lowry keen for McIlory pairing at Ryder Cup

Shane Lowry would jump at the opportunity to partner good friend Rory McIlroy at this week’s Ryder Cup, as Team Europe prepare to wrestle the trophy back from Team USA following their record breaking defeat in 2021. 

The former Major champion partnered McIlroy in the Friday fourballs two years ago, where they were beaten 4&3 by Tony Finau and Harris English, with Lowry keen to avenge that loss if they were to be selected together again this week at Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome.

“Obviously Rory [McIlroy] and I are good friends, so I think we would love to play together and we’d love to go out there at some stage,” Lowry said in his pre-tournament press conference.

“We probably feel like we didn’t do ourselves justice in fourballs at Whistling Straits and I think maybe we’d like the opportunity to go at it again and try and win a point this time.”

The duo went out in a fourball in today’s practice with  Tommy Fleetwood and Sepp Straka, but Lowry insists he still doesn’t know who he’ll be paired with when the contest gets underway on Friday.

“I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen on Friday on Saturday yet,” Lowry added. “We haven’t been told. We’re going to play together and we’re going to play the next couple of days and I’m sure we’ll find out soon, but obviously it would be nice.

“Look, anybody would want to play with Rory [McIlroy]. He’s one of the best players in the world. He’s one of the best players in my opinion, he’s in the top players of all time already, and he’s not even nearly finished. Yeah, it would be nice to go out there with him.”

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