US Open: Shane Lowry relishing Pinehurst opportunity

Irish golfer Shane Lowry says he is thrilled at earning the opportunity to play in this year's US Open as opposed to watching the major on television.

Lowry won the US Open's European qualifying event at Walton Heath last month a day after finishing runner-up behind Rory McIlroy at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The Offaly man is optimistic that his chipping skills can help him to perform well at Pinehurst.