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Buoyant Lowry dreaming of back-to-back triumphs

22nd January 2019, 14:25 by Chris Rivers

Shane Lowry says he would like to bottle that winning feeling as he eyes another hit in the UAE at the Dubai Desert Classic.

The 31-year-old enjoyed the perfect start to the year by claiming a one-shot victory in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Saturday, his first tournament victory since the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Lowry is up to 45th in the world rankings after capturing his first Rolex Series crown and says that triumph was the high point of what has been an enjoyable spell in the United Arab Emirates.

Next up is this week's Omega Dubai Desert Classic, an event Lowry hasn't played in for four years, and the Irishman says he's approaching the event full of confidence after his fourth career win on the European Tour.

"I suppose it's been a bit of a whirlwind couple of days," he told the European Tour website. "I'm obviously very happy to have won again.

"I have really enjoyed the last couple days and I'm going to try and enjoy this week as much as I can.

"The morning after you won when you wake up is pretty nice in that feeling. It's just something that you would like to just hold and keep with you forever. It's been great."

Li Haotong is the reigning champion in Dubai and he will open up his defence alongside Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter on Thursday. Lowry has been paired with Matt Wallace and Tyrrell Hatton for the first two rounds.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

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