After a crushing loss at the U.S. Open at Oakmont last month, Shane Lowry is not holding anything back at the 145th Open Championship, least of all his thoughts.
He's being brutally honest about where he's come from and why he deserves a share of the golf stage…and we kind of like it.
When asked about his Thursday and Friday pairing with 2015 Masters and U.S. Open champ Jordan Spieth and 2013 U.S. Open champ Justin Rose, the Irishman let the honesty flow.
"I have a really good group tomorrow, and I'm looking forward to that," Lowry said during his press conference on Wednesday. "I can't wait. That's where I wanted to be. I've been in plenty of s--- groups over the years, so with all due respect to the golfers...I shouldn't say that, should I?"
You should, Shane, you should! That kind of confidence looks good on the 29-year-old, who says he has moved on from heartbreak at Oakmont and is looking forward to the challenges that come next.
He told the Irish Golf Desk: "People say you have to lose one to win one, but feck that. I don't see it that way anyway. I suppose if I get into that situation again, which I hope I do, I will be a little bit better. But if you have a chance, it's there to be won."