After shooting an opening round of four-under at the BMW PGA Championship on Thursday, it was frustration for Shane Lowry on Friday. The Offaly man carded a disappointing two-over 74 at Wentworth, leaving him on two-under for the tournament.
Still, despite Friday's frustration, Lowry is just five shots off the leaders Francesco Molinari, Scott Jamieson and Thomas Pieters.
Speaking after the round, Lowry was annoyed that a number of putts did not drop.
I don't feel like I got as much out of today as I deserved. I wasn't great off the tee, but it was a tough day. Obviously had a couple of putts there that was absolutely robbed. Still don't know how they didn't go in.
But it was nice to birdie the last. Two-over is not a great score. But the golf course is playing how I would like it to play for a good challenge on the weekend.
Yeah, I'm just happy that that's over. It was tough. It was so windy and it was hard to club. It was hard to get the ball pin-high. It was one of those days, it was really, really tough.
Following a question which implied his putting was an issue, Lowry hit back at the critics.
I'm not struggling on the greens. I'm sick of people talking about it and I'm sick of listening to it to be honest. I've worked my nuts off all year, and I finally turned around the last few weeks and I'm still listening to people talk about it.
I'm happy where my game is and I'm looking forward to the summer.
It has been a disappointing year so far for Lowry. He is yet to earn a top 10 finish and he has dropped to 76th in the world rankings.
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