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‘U.S. Open like:’ Shane Lowry particulars Ryder Cup scouting journey

This 12 months’s Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf Membership in Rome might appear like a U.S. Open to some.

No less than, that’s what Shane Lowry believes.

Lowry, together with the 11 different members of the European Ryder Cup crew, visited the Everlasting Metropolis to scout Marco Simone on Monday.

“The tough is fairly thick, however you have to hit fairways, and you have to hit greens, and you have to keep within the gap, and that’s the way in which we prefer it,” Lowry stated of the golf course Tuesday.

“It’s fairly brutal in spots, but it surely’s no completely different to what you may see on the U.S. Open or one thing like that. If you happen to go decently off the fairways, that’s going to get very fascinating, so yeah.”

Shane Lowry, DP World Tour, Horizon Irish Open Golf Championship

Shane Lowry throughout the third spherical of the Horizon Irish Open.
Picture By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile by way of Getty Pictures

Ought to they miss the quick grass, these teeing it up within the biennial competitors might draw some gnarly lies.

The thick tough was really a level of emphasis for Workforce USA when the People scouted the course late final week.

However since this version of the Ryder Cup can be contested in Italy, the Europeans have the freedom of establishing the course as the house crew. Usually, Workforce Europe likes to slender the fairways and thicken the tough to make the course more difficult.

They hope their course setup will stymie the People but once more too, as Workforce USA has not received the Ryder Cup on European soil since 1993.

“So I feel, look, they tried — just like the People do, after they get their dwelling Ryder Cup, they try to arrange the golf course to go well with them, and I feel the vice captains try to arrange the golf course to go well with us,” Lowry stated. “If you happen to hit an excellent driver and a second shot down the green — that’s what golf’s about. That’s how I see it.”

Becoming a member of Captain Luke Donald as Vice Captains for Workforce Europe are Italian brothers Francesco and Edoardo Molinari, Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts, and former Ryder Cup captains Thomas Bjorn and Jose Maria Olazábal.

Every captain additionally made the fast journey, which undoubtedly helped the youthful gamers, particularly Ludvig Åberg, 23, and Nicholai Højgaard, 22.

“Particularly for the youthful lads yesterday, it was very, very cool,” Lowry stated.

“Simply to get everybody concerned and everybody looks like The Ryder Cup is sort of beginning and as a result of whenever you get there the week of, and it’s your first Ryder Cup, even when it’s not your first Ryder Cup, the week goes by shortly. So that you get in and earlier than it, it’s Wednesday or Thursday, and also you perhaps really feel such as you haven’t actually received to do what you’ll have appreciated.”

Now, the 12 Europeans will tee it up on the BMW PGA Championship, the place the DP World Tour paired every of the Ryder Cuppers collectively.

The European camaraderie will solely enhance in England, simply because it did Monday night in Italy when the crew joined collectively for dinner.

Maybe they are going to be adequately ready to deal with the thick tough, too.

The forty fourth Ryder Cup begins on Sept. 29.

Jack Milko is a golf employees author for SB Nation’s Enjoying Via. You may comply with him on Twitter @jack_milko for extra golf protection. Make sure to take a look at @_PlayingThrough too.



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