Shane Lowry 'happiest man in world' after winning BMW PGA Championship

Shane Lowry says he is the happiest man in the world right now after taking a big victory at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth
Shane Lowry 'happiest man in world' after winning BMW PGA Championship

James Cox

Shane Lowry says he is the happiest man in the world right now after taking a big victory at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The Offaly man shot a brilliant round of 65 to take the win by one shot on 17 under par.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said it was a tough task but was satisfied to come through it.

Rory McIlroy had a chance to eagle the final hole and send it to a playoff.

The former world number one missed by inches which meant a birdie on the last gave him a final round of 67.

That was enough to end in a tie for second on 16 under par alongside Spain's Jon Rahm.

Graeme McDowell finished on 7 under par and in a tie for 50th place.

Meanwhile, a bogey on the last has ended Leona Maguire's involvement at the Queen City Championship on the LPGA Tour.

The Cavan woman shot a level par round of 72 in Cincinatti to leave herself on 6 under par for the tournament.

That means she ends the week in a tie for 25th place.

A nightmare back nine for Stephanie Meadow saw the Northern Irish woman shoot a 6 over round of 78 and end 1 over for the weekend.

American Ally Ewing has taken the outright lead on 20 under par.

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