WATCH: Shane Lowry’s classy interview after a tough final day at the US Open
“When I’m in that position again – and I know I will be – I’ll handle it probably a little bit better.”
It was a tough day at the office for Shane Lowry on Sunday after a day that had promised so much ended with him finishing joint runner-up at the US Open in Oakmont.
The Offaly man went into the final round holding a four-shot lead over eventual winner Dustin Johnson, but struggled to find the form he had shown throughout his previous rounds and posted a 76 to finish on a total of -1, three shots behind the American.
Johnson’s win came after a somewhat farcical situation developed during the final round when he faced a potential one-shot penalty when his ball moved before a putt on the fifth hole, a penalty that he would not be informed of until the end of the round.
As it turns out, Johnson was eventually penalised but it didn’t matter because of the margin of victory, something that the USGA are no doubt delighted about after coming in for a barrage of criticism from leading pros during Sunday’s final round.
Clip via 2016.usopen.com
Lowry refused to blame that farce for his struggles during the final round and complimented Johnson for being able to play so well despite having the penalty hanging over him on the way in.
He also revealed that he’ll be back playing golf in Dublin today at the end of what was a classy and very dignified interview so soon after such a disappointing day.
We wouldn’t expect anything less of the man.