Shane Lowry lifts the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational trophy at Firestone Country Club,
A delighted Shane Lowry won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with a bogey free final round -4 under par 66, to post a -11 under par total, which no one could catch.
Shane thought about lifting the trophy while sipping his morning coffee at Starbucks, he did not tee off until 2 pm;
“You just think about lifting that trophy on the 18th green.”
Then when I’m in a good frame of mind, I let myself do it, and I give myself a little slap in the face and say, right, you need to get back to work, back to doing what you do best.”
“It’s fairly special to go out and do that and such a good feel to shoot a bogey-free 66 on the golf course like that.”
“I know it will stay with me now for the rest of my career, and hopefully I’ve got a long career ahead of me.”
He spoke about the pieces of luck that came his way today, definitely outrageous, in an Irish kind of way, first on the 10th and the second on the final hole.
For the 10th he said;
“I was quite lucky because I got a drop, and the drop actually took me back onto a little bit of an up-slope, which meant I could get the ball in the air quicker, and I could end up clearing the tree pretty comfortable.”
And the 18th;
“I was just going in there praying that I could get it down there on the green.”
” It actually had a pretty horrific lie. It was sitting down in a hole. It was almost like someone had stood on it, but it was where the crowd was walking.”
““I was trying to get it on the front right of the green but pulled it a little bit, it went through the tree and the rest is history.”
Both of these miraculous escapes ended in birdies !!!
In second place at -9 under par was Bubba Watson, he also carded a -4 under par 67 for his last round.
Jim Furyk and Justin Rose tied for third position, at -7 under par for the tournament.
Jim lamented his poor play for the last two day’s;
“I’ll go out and say, not only didn’t I hit it well, I hit the ball very poorly the last 27 holes.”
“I was covering up with putts early in the week. And under the gun, it got me a little worse on the weekend. We’ve got some work to do.”
Justin blamed the putter for his bad day on the greens;
“I played half decent today, it’s no problem.”
“The early three putt made me tentative with the putter. Even around the turn, I had a great chance at number ten for birdie and three putted.
“I had a great chance at 11 and a great chance at 12.”
“I did enough tee to green, but even the putter was under pressure on the tee to green play. So it just stems from that.”