Shane Lowry: Keen to make his mark in the United States
Shane Lowry is determined to use the Puerto Rico Open as a springboard to playing more events on the PGA Tour this season.The Irishman hit the headlines two weeks ago when he ousted world No 1 Rory McIlroy in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.Lowry's efforts did not get him into the field for this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, but he did secure an invite to his first regular PGA Tour event in Puerto Rico."I want to play on the PGA Tour as much as I can," Lowry said. "I spoke to my manager maybe six weeks ago and said I knew this was opposite the Cadillac."I said to him, 'Any chance we can get an invite there?' and we were lucky enough that we did get an invite."I am very grateful for that and hopefully I can make the most of it this week," added Lowry, who would qualify for next week's Tampa Bay Championship with a top-10 finish."Obviously a top 10 would be great to get into next week," he said. "I'd like to do really well. Do I think I can win? I know I can win if I play good golf."But I'm trying not to think about it like that. I'm trying to just take it one day at a time and see what happens come Sunday."