He shot a 65 on the final day of the BMW Championship in Baltimore.
Rory McIlroy finished fourth at the BMW Championship on the PGA Tour.
The former world number one ended up on 22 under par five shots behind the winner Patrick Cantlay, who beat fellow American Bryson DeChambeau in a playoff
Shane Lowry finished up on 13 under par in a tie for 26th place.
Speaking afterwards Lowry laid out his plans for the next few weeks:
Look, I just think this golf course is pretty straightforward. It's pretty easy. There's a lot of birdie chances. Quite a frustrating golf course. To be honest, I don't really like golf courses like this. 21-under leading after three rounds, it's quite hard to get yourself going. You feel like if you're playing nine holes in even par, you feel like you're reversing down the leaderboard, which you are. It's just one of those courses where you need to do everything pretty solid and hole a lot of putts.
I didn't really hole anything the first two days. Had a really bad finish yesterday. But I'm pretty happy with that round today. I'm pretty chuffed about it. That was a nice way to finish my sort of 2021 PGA TOUR season.
Q. We'll show you a highlight from the back nine, the tee shot at the 17th, which was spot on.
Yeah, I hit it in the water here yesterday, so -- really bad shot yesterday, but most improved today. It was straight at the flag actually. It released out, it was on line, and I thought I was on my way to a new BMW.
It was nice to make that. I kind of felt like playing the last few holes I wanted to get to 14 because I felt like if I got to 14 I could have a chance of a nice week. 13 is probably going to finish around 25th or something like that.
But all in all, it's been a decent season for me on the PGA TOUR. Obviously got a lot to play for over the next few weeks, and I'm very excited about it.
Q. Are you keeping your eye on the Ryder Cup standings, and what is the plan for you now? I know you're going to play Wentworth.
Yeah, I'm heading home tonight, back to Ireland tonight, and a week at home and then over to play Wentworth. Obviously Sergio is making a run this week, and it's nice to see Europeans in good form.
I'm pretty happy with how I've been playing over the last while, and I think I've put my hand up. Like I said, I'm in the team now, but Wentworth is going to be a big week, and I'm looking forward to kind of going there and competing. It's a place I love going, and hopefully I can have a good week and kind of cement my place on the team.
Q. Do you feel like being under pressure brings out the best in you?
I'd rather if I wasn't under pressure. I'd rather if I was fully cemented in the team and going to Wentworth just to play my game. But yeah, it is what it is. It's a great position to be in. Two years ago or three years ago when it was the France Ryder Cup and I wasn't anywhere near the team, I would have given a lot to be in the position I am now. So I'm in the position now where I need to kind of grab it by the scruff of the neck and go ahead and make the team.