September 12, 2021
Virginia Water, Surrey, England
Wentworth Golf Club
Q. You have given everything to try and qualify for this Ryder Cup Team automatically and it's just got away from you. Just give us your reflections on the day?
SHANE LOWRY: Yeah, look, obviously I'm disappointed with my day today to be honest. You know, it was very gettable out there. There was no wind all day and the golf course was playing very gettable.
Bit of a struggle in the middle of the back nine. You know, I felt like I gave myself a few chances around the turn again and I didn't really do it around the turn all week. That's where I fell back. I played the 15th hole at 15 over for the week which is obviously not good enough. I only birdied the 12th hole once.
So just a couple, I was quite close this week. Disappointing to not be in the team automatically but I'm obviously hoping that they will pick me. I don't normally talk myself up but I think I've played the golf good enough and I think I deserve to be on that Cup but that's up to them.
Q. You've shown good form this year, you have a proven track record, you've proved you can handle the ultimate pressure. How strong a case do you think you've put forward for a pick?
SHANE LOWRY: Yeah, I think I've put forward as strong a case as you can put forward to be honest. Like I said, it's up to the lads. Obviously spoke to G-Mac there at four o'clock to sit and talk with for the afternoon. Just have to go out and see and hope for a nice phone call whenever it is.
Q. 1-under for the day. How do you reflect on that out there today, given all that was at stake?
SHANE LOWRY: Yeah, it wasn't really good enough today. Was golf course is pretty easy today. I just had a bad two holes on the back nine and that kind you.
To be honest I felt like I was more in the tournament than I was. The scoreboards were broken out there. I think I didn't get to see a scoreboard until 14 and I'm a scoreboard watcher, and I didn't even know how I stood. That was disappointing. I'm not sure it would have changed anything or how I played because I'm quite an aggressive player anyway.
Yeah, then bad 3-putt on 14 and bad tee shot on 15. Small margins in this game. I played nicely again today and I played nicely every day, so yeah, it is what it is.
Q. You've played some really good golf this week. A little back drop of The Ryder Cup, at the moment it's not an automatic pick as things stand. What do you feel in your heart of heart as you look at The Ryder Cup and the big decisions Pádraig has to make tonight?
SHANE LOWRY: Yeah, Rosey has shown a good round today. But look, I feel like I've done enough but it's up to him. It's up to them. You know, I feel like my golf has been as consistent as anybody on the European Team over the last number of months, so I feel like I can bring a lot to The Ryder Cup and I feel like I bring a lot to the European Team, and there will definitely be good craic in the team room and hopefully I can go and play good golf if I get picked. Obviously have to wait for a nice phone call this evening and -- hopefully it's a nice phone call.
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