Shane Lowry will take his place on the 16-man PGA Tour Player Advisory Council (PAC) for 2023.
The PGA Tour announced the latest PAC on Monday which advises and consults with the PGA Tour Policy Board (Board of Directors) and Commissioner Jay Monahan on issues affecting the Tour.
Lowry was the model of consistency on the PGA Tour last season, teeing up 18 times and making 15 cuts en route to four top-10 finishes, including one runner-up result, while totalling 10 top-25 finishes and banking $3.6m in the process.
The Clara man’s sole victory last year arrived on the DP World Tour at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth where he famously declared his win “one for the good guys” as his voice grew in the face of the ongoing rivalry with LIV Golf.
Such was Lowry’s influence, he collected a further $3m for finishing 12th on the Player Impact Programme and clearly relishing his burgeoning leadership role within the Tour, he’ll now hope to make his presence felt on the PAC board for 2023.
Though if Lowry tuned into Paul Azinger’s comments at the Sony Open in Hawaii, he mightn’t be holding his breath; “I was on the PAC for 13 years, I thought it was a colossal waste of time,” Zinger declared. It only took him 13 years to figure it out!
2023 Player Advisory Council
Maverick McNealy, Adam Scott and Kevin Streelman have been selected by the Player Directors to run for PAC Chairman via election which ends February 13. The leading vote-getter will replace Charley Hoffman on January 1, 2024 as a Player Director on the PGA TOUR Policy Board, serving a three-year term (2024-26).
The other Player Directors are Peter Malnati (2023-25), Rory McIlroy (2022-24), Webb Simpson (2023-25) and Patrick Cantlay, who is serving a one-year term (2023).