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Ryder Cup: Shane Lowry undecided on whether LIV members should be eligible for Team Europe in Rome

LIV Golf members currently remain eligible to play for Team Europe in Rome this September; Shane Lowry discussed his Ryder Cup hopes and whether LIV players should feature ahead of the Honda Classic, live from Thursday on Sky Sports

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A look at the best of the action from the final day of the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin

Shane Lowry admits he is still unsure on whether LIV Golf members should be allowed to feature in the Ryder Cup, although would welcome them into the side if it can help Team Europe to victory in Rome.

Lowry labelled his BMW PGA Championship victory in September as "one for the good guys" as the tournament featured 18 players from the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series, something Lowry admitted he "can't stand" ahead of the Rolex Series event.

It was also the first qualifying event for this year's Ryder Cup at Marco Simone GC, with Lowry keen to secure a return to Luke Donald's European side after making his debut for Padraig Harrington in the record 19-9 defeat at Whistling Straits.

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Luke Donald previously said that he believes his side will be underdogs against the United States at the Ryder Cup, although Team USA captain Zach Johnson disagrees!

LIV players are currently eligible to qualify for Team Europe in Italy via the DP World Tour, whereas American players on the Saudi-backed circuit are suspended by the PGA Tour, with Lowry taking a diplomatic approach when asked whether they should be allowed to feature in the biennial contest.

"I can't sit here and say whether I think they [LIV Golf members] should or shouldn't [be allowed to feature at the Ryder Cup] because the way it is now, I could be on the team with one or two of them or multiple of them in September," Lowry said ahead of Honda Classic, live on Sky Sports.

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"The way it is now, they're eligible to make the team, and if they play well enough, they'll make the team. So it's a very interesting time, obviously.

"I don't know whether they should or they shouldn't. That's just kind of the way I am now. But even if I had an opinion, I can't really say because if I'm a part of the team and then there's bad blood there, it doesn't bode well for the team.

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Dame Laura Davies welcomed the decision to allow golfers who joined LIV Golf to play at The Masters in 2023

"I'm all about Team Europe and the Ryder Cup, and I'll do everything in my power to be a part of something that will be special in September. Whether there is lads involved in it or not, if we're standing there with the Ryder Cup trophy on Sunday, I'll be a happy, happy man."

World No 35 Thomas Pieters, who top-scored for Team Europe at Hazeltine in 2016 and was a likely contender to feature in this year's contest, was among the latest signings announced on Monday for the LIV Golf League for 2023.

The six-time DP World Tour winner joins a strong European contingent in the 48-player league, with Ryder Cup stalwarts Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood all part of the breakaway circuit.

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Ian Poulter said in October that he was confused by Rory McIlroy's suggestion that joining LIV Golf was a 'betrayal' to the Ryder Cup

Lowry: Ryder Cup win 'one of my main goals'

Team Europe are unbeaten on home soil against Team USA since 1993 and have claimed six consecutive home victories, with Lowry - who registered one point from his three matches in 2021 - determined to be part of a winning side later this year.

"Certainly one of my main goals for the season is to win the Ryder Cup, not only be a part of the team but win the tournament," Lowry added. "I was a part of the last team and we got beaten pretty badly up at Whistling Straits, but hopefully get one back this year.

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Former Ryder Cup winner David Howell expects Justin Rose to feature for Team Europe later this year after his win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

"I'll be doing my best to make the team and if I don't make it, I'll be doing my best to put my best foot forward to get a pick off Luke (Donald). Hopefully I can be there and hopefully add something to the team.

"The last one felt like it was about making the team. I felt like I got there then I probably didn't perform as good as I would have liked. Yes, I had a couple of highlights that week that were pretty cool, but this one I'd be solely focused on trying to win it as opposed to just making the team."

Watch the Honda Classic throughout the week live on Sky Sports. Early coverage begins on Thursday from 1.30pm on Sky Sports Golf, ahead of full coverage from 7pm.

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