PORTRUSH – The Open champion Shane Lowry believes the 2020 Olympic experience will be ‘incredible’ and says he would ‘absolutely’ carry the Irish flag in Tokyo, if asked.
Lowry was a late withdrawal from the Rio games in 2016 for family reasons, but will join Rory McIlroy on Team Ireland next summer as a fellow major winner.
“I missed the last Olympics and got a lot of stick for that,” he said. “I had my own reasons. This victory has gone a long way to putting me on the plane for Japan.
“I’m very excited. We’ll be going over the week after the Open for the opening ceremony, so to be around all that will be pretty cool. Hopefully, I can bring a medal home.”
Lowry is on a high after becoming the fifth Irishman to lift the Claret Jug and believes if he repeats his Portrush form he can win big again. “I go about my business the way I want to,” he said.