Shane Lowry claims 1-shot victory at BMW PGA Championship as Rory McIlroy falls short

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Irelands Shane LowryHe won the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday with a third round of dominance, his first title after winning the 2019 Open.

Lowry birdied the par-5 18th at Wentworth to score a blemish-free round of 65. He was 1 stroke ahead Spaniard. Jon RahmHe had previously set the course ablaze with a spectacular 62.

Lowry was forced to wait to see if Northern Irelands elections were successful. Rory McIlroyHe could have an eagle of the 18th to match him.

McIlroy, the FedEx Cup champion, was recently crowned. The crowd was huge at the DP World Tours flagship event and McIlroy reached the green in 2, a playoff seemed possible.

After wobbling next the hole, his putt of 25 feet stayed tantalizingly high above the ground.

Lowry received the $1.36 Million winners check. McIlroy was in second place with Rahm.

Lowry stated that It means so much, its been an amazing year and Ive been close several times. I really wanted a chance to win one, Sky Sports reported. Obviously, this one ranks right at the top.

I cant express how much I love this tour or this tournament. Im so happy. I am the happiest man on the planet right now.

After Fridays cancellation of the play due to Queen Elizabeth IIs death, the event was reduced by three rounds.

It was somewhat overshadowed in part by 17 players who joined the LIV Tour, a divisive Saudi Arabia-backed series. This series has shaken golfs status quo and generated some harsh comments.

McIlroy and Lowry both expressed disapproval at former Ryder Cup colleagues such Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia Lee Westwood were taking part.

Rahm and them ensured that the scenario where a LIV player won the winners cheque was not fulfilled.

Former Masters champion Patrick ReedOne of the Americans PGA Tour players who was suspended after signing up to LIV did threaten an awkward situation with a final accusation that saw him card a 63 to place 14 under.

Compatriot Talor GoochHe finished 15 under and was the best performing LIV golfer.

Former world No. 1 Rahm was the joint clubhouse leader when Lowry teed off at 18th.

Rahm had a remarkable back nine. He shot just 29 shots and was able to score five birdies as well as two eagles, which put him in the lead.

Lowry, who managed to avoid one bogey in each of his three rounds, started his surge with an eagle on round four and then added five more birdies to secure victory.

He later said that the present power struggle in golf made the sixth win on the DP World Tour all the more sweet.

Lowry said, Ive made no secret of my feelings about the whole affair at the beginning of the week and wanted to win this tourney for myself and for this tour as well for everyone who has stayed loyal with this tour.

Overnight leaders are challenged Soren Kjeldsen Viktor HovlandIt went out of business.

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