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Shane Lowry Delighted For Ex-Caddy And Leona Maguire

Shane Lowry Delighted For Ex-Caddy And Leona Maguire

Though he had his hands full last week following the arrival of his second child, a daughter named Ivy, Shane Lowry got to watch plenty of Leona Maguire's heroics at the Solheim Cup.

Beyond the 26-year-old being a fellow Irish golfer, Lowry had another interest in her performance: The Cavan woman's caddy is his former bagman Dermot Byrne.

Lowry parted ways with Byrne, after nine years working together, following the 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie. He subsequently hired his current caddy, Brian 'Bo' Martin.

"It worked out quite well because I wasn't getting much sleep at the weekend and it was on a little bit later," said Lowry at a press conference ahead of the BMW PGA Championship.

"Look, obviously I seen most of it to be honest, pretty much it at all. And as everyone knows, Dermot who used to caddie for me, caddies for Leona, and I was asking him about her a couple weeks ago. And he had said to me that she's an unbelievable competitor and an unbelievable putter. She obviously showed that at the weekend.

"So it was a good call by him and it was an amazing win for them, and something that hopefully I'm part of [with the Ryder Cup team] in a couple of weeks, and hopefully we can use that to go ahead and match what they did and win on American soil."

Should he make the European Ryder Cup team, Lowry - like Maguire in the Solheim Cup - would be a rookie.

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"I obviously need to go ahead and make the team first this weekend but when it comes to it next week, I want to go and have as big an impact as I can," he said.

"I want to go and win points if I'm there and do all that type of stuff.

"So yeah, like Leona literally had the dream week last week, didn't she? She won the Solheim Cup for Europe last week, and I'd give anything to have the opportunity to go and do that in a couple weeks."

See Also: The US Media Reaction To Leona Maguire's MVP Performance

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