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My game in good fettle - Lowry

19th June 2017, 12:11 by James Mason

Shane Lowry says he feels in good shape at the moment and is eyeing a successful couple of months.

Lowry, who has dropped to world number 71 after ending 2016 in 43rd spot, enjoyed a decent US Open at Erin Hills last week as he finished in a four-way tie for 46th on three-over-par, signing for rounds of 71, 74, 73 and 73.

The 30-year-old, who has not tasted success since the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, did well to battle through some conditions on the opening day and the were some definite positives to take from the whole tournament going into future events.

Ireland's star is now preparing for a busy month and a half on Tour and he admits the confidence is high as he aims to end almost two years without picking up a trophy.

"We all know Majors are different kettle of fish and it is tough golf," he was quoted as saying by the Belfast Telegraph. "You play in the weekend of a Major and you know you are never too far away from a good week.

"I am playing nicely and I have got the French Open, the Irish Open and the Open coming up in the next month. Then obviously we have the (US) PGA after that.

"There's a big couple of months coming up and I feel like my game is in decent condition. I'm really looking forward to it."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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