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Shane Lowry feels good about Open win in the future

By Andy Hampson

The Republic's Shane Lowry believes he has the ability to win the Open Championship in the future.

The 27-year-old capped a good week at Royal Liverpool by storming up the leaderboard on the final day to finish 10 under with a superb seven-under-par 65.

As he left the 18th for the clubhouse, his 278 aggregate put him comfortably inside the top 10 and on course for his best finish in a Major.

Lowry, runner-up to Rory McIlroy at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in May, said: "To shoot 65 in the final round of a Major, especially when you're looking at the top of the leaderboard, makes me feel good about myself.

"I know if I have a chance down the line that is there, I can play the golf. I'm very comfortable in these surroundings. I love links golf and I think I'm good in bad conditions.

"I'm hopefully going to play another 15 or 20 Opens in my career.

"I think I could do it down the line. If I give myself the chance to do it, I know I can do it on Sunday."

Lowry's birdie on the 18th was one of seven in his bogey-free final round.

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