Shane Lowry received a captaincy pick when Pádraig Harrington nominated his team for the 2021 Ryder Cup game against the USA from September 24th to 26th.
The Offaly native Lowry was when the call was received He sweated after failing to finish in the top eight that he needed in the BMW PGA Championship to get an automatic spot.
The 2019 Open Champion called the call on Twitter as « the proudest day of my career so far ».
Five players – Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Viktor Hovland and Paul Casey – had already signed up for the Ryder Cup in Whistling Straits from September 24th to 26th qualified.
Harrington admitted that it was « incredibly difficult » to leave Justin Rose by his side after wildcarding Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Lowry.
Rose finished 18th on a final lap of 65 to finish sixth in a tie, but that wasn’t enough.
« It was incredibly difficult with JR, » said Harrington. « Of course he was in the running at his last two events.
» Did I need more? Maybe not, but the fact of the matter is who he’s been dealing with, the consistency of Shane Lowry, what Ian and Shane have done over the years had brought someone had to lose.
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« If you don’t play your way through it, it’s a tough place. It could easily have been JR or Alex Noren. At the end of the day it was so tight and we just went with the passion … the core, That The heart of the team has been Ian and Sergio over the years, the persistence of Shane under pressure and stress.
Garcia, who is 25.5 points high in the Ryder Cup, said: « It feels amazing.« It’s been a solid year, a lot of good play on my part and unfortunately I couldn’t make it on my own, but I’m so happy to have the trust of Vice-Captains and Captain Harrington.
» I can’t wait to see to come there, see the boys and get started. To win six Ryder Cups, that’s more important to me than 25.5 points.
« I’d rather go 0-5 and win the Ryder Cup than 5- 0 and lose. That will never change. «
European Ryder Cup 2021 Team: Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Viktor Hovland, Tyrrell Hatton, Bernd Wiesberger, Lee Westwood, Paul Casey, Matt Fitzpatrick, Shane Lowry, Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia. Captain: Pádraig Harrington.
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