Shane Lowry is revved-up to end a 12-year absence with confirmation he will contest next month’s second hosting of the Porsche Singapore Classic.
Local organisers confirmed Lowry’s appearance in the event due to take place from March 21st to 24th at the Laguna National course on the island nation.
The $2.5m event will be the first of five tournaments on the DP World Tour’s ‘International Swing’, coinciding with the Valspar Championship on the PGA Tour.
Lowry’s last visit to Singapore was for the 2012 Barclays Singapore Open where he missed the halfway cut in the then co-sanctioned European Tour and Asian Tour event, however relations between the two tours clearly remained ‘strained’, as this year’s event again goes ahead in Singapore without Asian Tour involvement.
No such issues for Lowry.
“I love being able to play all over the world, so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return to Singapore,” said Lowry in a press release.
“I played in Singapore a few times earlier in my career and loved experiencing everything the city has to offer. I’ve also never played at Laguna National before but I’ve heard good things and it looks like a great test.”
News of Lowry’s Singapore visit comes as the proud Offaly man dropped out of the World’s top-50 for a first occasion since early 2019, and the now World No. 51 is looking to correct the slide at this week’s WM Phoenix Open.
The good news though for Lowry is that he can travel to Singapore knowing he’s exempt into April’s Masters.