"It's pretty sh*t for me", says Shane Lowry over Irish quarantine rules

"It's pretty sh*t for me", says Shane Lowry over Irish quarantine rules

LOWRY IS not best pleased.

Offaly man Shane Lowry is clearly quite disappointed by Ireland's current quarantine regulations, and is not certain what he will do next as a result.

The Masters took place in Augusta in the United States, and Lowry isn't sure what his crew will do now, with regards to returning to Ireland.

Speaking after a disappointing Masters for the golfer, he said that the current situation is "pretty shit" for him.

He said: "I have no idea what I'm going to do after that because my caddie has to go home tomorrow night. He can't work next week because of this new quarantine they've brought in in Ireland from the States. Who knows when I'll be able to go home to Ireland, if I'll be able to go home to Ireland.

"I have no idea what my schedule is going to be leading up to the Open, but it's definitely going to be mostly over here. I don't know if I'll get back to play in Europe at all.

"Ireland brought in a quarantine rule from the U.S. for some strange reason on Thursday, and we just had to make a decision. Like he's waiting on his second dose of vaccine back home, I think, and he needs to go home and get everything sorted.

"I don't expect anyone to spend two weeks in a hotel for me in quarantine. I'm not going to do it, so I don't expect anyone else to do it.

"There's a couple of guys who aren't playing next week and they're out there looking for a job. So I'll find a caddie out there somewhere."

"You know, it's pretty s*** for me, to be honest, because I know things are tough for everybody at the minute, but my coach and my team are going home tomorrow, and I probably won't see them until The Open."

Hideki Matsuyama won The Masters on Sunday night, becoming the first male Japanese player to win a major championship.