Shane Lowry won the BMW PGA Championship with an amazing third round on Sunday. The Irishman claimed his first title since winning the 2019 British Open. McIlroy and Jon Rahm finished sharing the second position.
Lowry made a birdie at the 18th hole and reached 18-under to wrap up his third round. He led Spaniard Jon Rahm by 1 stroke. Earlier, it took just 29 shots for Rahm to make five and two eagles and take a lead. But Lowry overtook him with an eagle in the fourth and made five more birdie putts to secure victory. The 35-year-old displayed a bogey-free performance over three days at Wentworth.
The fresh FedEx Cup champion McIlroy was quite a favorite throughout the DP World Tour’s flagship tournament. He was too close on Sunday but his 25-foot long eagle putt ditched the hole.
The BMW PGA Championship was shortened to three rounds (to 54 holes) after Friday’s play was suspended following the departure of Queen Elizabeth II. Lowry told Sky Sports that he was close to the victory line on a few occasions previously.
He really wanted to claim one title for himself, also as a tribute to everyone who has stayed loyal to the PGA Tour. He expressed his delight for the accomplishment and said that the ongoing rivalry in the golf world made this win even more significant and sweeter. This is Lowry’s sixth title in his DP World Tour career. He took home a cheque worth $1.36 million as per the event’s commitment.