Lowry in full support of PGA Tour changes

Ronan MacNamara

Shane Lowry admits it took some explaining but he fully supports the proposed PGA Tour changes for the 2024 season and believes they will prove to be a good thing for the game.

Last week it was revealed that the PGA Tour plan to cut their designated events to eight tournaments with a limited field of 70-78 players, with elevated prize funds and no halfway cut.

The reaction has been mixed with many of the world’s top-10 speaking out in favour of the changes while players who feel like they will be on the outside looking in haven’t taken to the news well. Lowry however, has given his approval of the changes.

“When people sat down with me and actually explained to me what’s happened and the way this is going I think this is great,” he told Sky Sports.

“Going forward, there are a few people who have their noses out of joint and they don’t understand the way the tour is going but I think when it runs its course and plays out over the next two years and onward, I do think it will be a good thing for the game.”

The Clara native was speaking ahead of the opening round of the PLAYERS Championship where he has picked up successive top-15 finishes as well as a hole in one on the famous 17th hole last year.

“I think you get a course like this that suits me and my game. You have to shape the ball around here and don’t just stand up and hit driver on every hole. It’s about playing golf. I certainly feel like coming here is a major,” he added.

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