Shane Lowry has said 'he has nothing against' the LIV Golf players playing at the JP McManus Pro-Am next week

Shane Lowry has said 'he has nothing against' the LIV Golf players playing at the JP McManus Pro-Am next week

SHANE LOWRY has admitted that he does not have a problem with the LIV Golf players who will attend the JP McManus Pro-Am next week. 

The event has raised over €140 million for charitable organizations in the Midwest region of Ireland since its debut in 1990 and will welcome sone of golf's biggest stars.  

These include players who have left the PGA Tour and DP World Tour to join the Saudi-led LIV Series, such as Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau. 

The event held in Adare Manor will also have players who didn't join the new breakaway league like Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth, and Rory McIlroy. 

Although it has become a contentious issue over the last few months Lowry doesn't hold it against the players and only wants to enjoy the two-day event next Monday and Tuesday.

'I'm sure we'll have a great time next Monday and Tuesday', the former Irish Open winner said. 

"So, I have nothing against anyone that's over there, like absolutely nothing against them. 

"It's a decision that they have made, and they have their reasons for doing that. That's all I can really say. 

"It didn't ever appeal to me but it's what they decided to do. It's up to them." 

Golfing legend Tiger Woods will also be in attendance and Lowry has praised the Limerick businessman for getting the roster of excellent talent together 

"It's amazing that when Tiger made his announcement after the US Open Lowry added, 

'I hope to be back for the JP McManus Pro-Am'. 

"He's obviously very good friends with JP and just spent a lot of time together over the years. 

"Anything I ever need, you make a phone call, you know that they're looking out for you. 

"They've been great for Irish golf. All this next Monday and Tuesday I think what a lot of people miss is the amount of money that is going to be raised for a charity in the local area. And I think that's what's great about it. 

"I don't know how he gets the field that he does, he just has that pull, and it's great. It's great for Ireland. And I'm looking forward to it. 

"When you look at what he does for horse racing in Ireland and what he does for golf in Ireland and what he does for Limerick GAA, it's incredible."