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'I can't believe I am standing here as champion' - Shane Lowry basks in WGC glory

Lowry came from behind to win the tournament at Firestone.

Shane Lowry with the trophy after winning at Firestone.
Shane Lowry with the trophy after winning at Firestone.
Image: Tony Dejak

Updated at 15.45

SHANE LOWRY ADMITTED he was struggling to take in the achievement of winning his first tournament in the US after claiming victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last night.

Lowry shot a bogey-free four-under 66 to come from behind and beat Bubba Watson by two strokes at Firestone.

It marked the first victory for Lowry since winning the European Tour’s Portugal Masters in 2012 and his maiden win on US soil.

“I can’t believe I am standing here as champion,” Lowry said. “I played as good of golf as I have ever played the last four days.

“I managed to hole a few putts and get a bit of luck.”

It’s hard to believe but I played good today,” Lowry later told Sky Sports 4.

Bridgestone Invitational Golf Shane Lowry celebrates his victory. Source: Tony Dejak

“I was quite nervous out there towards the end but made a lot of good decisions, hit the ball well and got a bit of luck as well which was nice.

“It’s great to be able to pull something off. I was kind of doubting myself a little this year, things haven’t been going my way but when you come out the other end it’s always nice.

Alan Lowry celebrates Shane Lowry's brother Alan celebrates last night's win Source: James Crombie/INPHO

“I played as good a golf as I’ve ever played the last four days,” he added.

Bridgestone Invitational Golf Last night was Lowry's first win at a tournament in the US Source: Associated Press

Lowry follows Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy in winning the WGC-Bridgestone but seemed nonplussed about two Ireland players going back-to-back.

“I don’t care really who won it last year,” said the Offaly native.

“I won it this year and that’s all that matters to me.”

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