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Shane Lowry. Photo: Sportsfile

Shane Lowry. Photo: Sportsfile

Shane Lowry. Photo: Sportsfile

Shane Lowry would love to be paired with Rory McIlroy should he make the Ryder Cup team later this year.

The Offaly native is yet to play in the ryder Cup. "They're slow to pick rookies but I wouldn't class myself as a rookie, especially when you look at Portrush last year (when he won The Open) and all of the ups and downs I've had in my career," he said.

When asked who he would like to be paired with in a perfect world, he added: "G Mac (Graeme McDowell) said to me before if you want a good Ryder Cup record you have to pick a good partner so I think myself and Rory would go well together. It would be nice to be paired with the best."

The Offaly native, currently in lockdown with his wife Wendy and daughter Iris in Florida, also said his home gym has become an unlikely escape for him.

"I wouldn't be doing bicep curls to look good in a t-shirt like some of the lads. I do what I have to do," he said.