‘Don’t Really Like Golf Courses Like This’ – Shane Lowry Hits Out at BMW Championship Venue

Published 08/30/2021, 7:42 AM EDT
Aug 21, 2021; Jersey City, New Jersey, USA; Shane Lowry lines up his putt on the second green during the third round of The Northern Trust golf tournament at the Liberty National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports


Players who came into the FedExCup playoffs were aware that not all of them will be making it to the season-ending Tour Championship. Some were eliminated after the Northern Trust, and some missed the cut after the BMW Championship. Despite how a player might have performed previously, the format and game remain unpredictable. This month, Shane Lowry was one of the many who did not qualify for the Tour Championship. However, he is excited about the upcoming Ryder Cup. In a recent interview, Lowry spoke about the Caves Valley Golf Club sharing his experience.

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Did Shane Lowry like the BMW Championship venue?

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During his interview, Lowry spoke about the course as “pretty straightforward” and “easy”, complete with many birdie chances.

Lowry, however, wasn’t a fan, labeling it as frustrating. “To be honest, I don’t really like golf courses like this. 21-under leading after three rounds, it’s kinda hard to get yourself going. You feel like your playing nine holes in even par”. He added that one feels like they are reversing down the leaderboard, which they are. As per Lowry, it’s the golf course one needs to play “everything pretty solid” in, along with a lot of putts.

Fans seemed to have their own opinions, many stating that maybe Lowry should be the one who plays better. Mostly everyone disagreed in the comments section, saying that everyone ends up playing the same course at the end of the day.

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While Lowry finished with a seven-under 65, his strong finish didn’t earn him a Tour Championship spot. However, he is looking to play the Ryder Cup with his team.

OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL – AUGUST 27: A detail view of the BMW Championship logo is seen during the first round of the BMW Championship on the North Course at Olympia Fields Country Club on August 27, 2020 in Olympia Fields, Illinois. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

About the course

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An 18-hole course, the Caves Valley Golf Club is considered to be challenging for any kind of golfer. The PGA Tour has returned to Baltimore after years, making it a special occasion. The greens are well kept and offer a challenge while being relatively easy most times. The water hazards are another highlight of the course, players requiring accuracy for a clean shot.

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