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Event to offer increased prize purse of US$2,500,000

Major winner Shane Lowry set for Porsche Singapore Classic

Shane Lowry © Golffile | Pedro Salado
Shane Lowry © Golffile | Pedro Salado

The first star of the Porsche Singapore Classic 2024 has been unveiled, with 2019 Open champion Shane Lowry to tee off at Laguna National Golf Resort Club during the March 21-24 event. The tournament will also boast a total prize purse of US$2,500,000 – an increase from US$2,000,000 last year.

Irishman Lowry returns to Singapore for the first time since 2012. The 36-year-old made his maiden appearance in Singapore in 2009 – the same year he made history as the first amateur winner of the Irish Open. He is looking forward to competing at the Porsche Singapore Classic, which marks the beginning of the Asian Swing on the 2024 Race to Dubai.

“I love being able to play all over the world, so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return to Singapore for the Porsche Singapore Classic,” said the two-time Ryder Cup player.

“I played in Singapore a few times earlier in my career and loved experiencing everything the city has to offer. I’ve never played at Laguna National before but I’ve heard good things and it looks a great test.

“With Porsche now on board I’m sure it’s going to be a great week and I can’t wait to get out there in March.”

Porsche announced it is continuing its long-standing relationship with the DP World Tour by extending its global golf involvement with a new multi-year deal to become Title Partner of the Singapore Classic last month.

With this partnership, the sports car manufacturer is internationalising its activities in professional golf and affording its worldwide customers and fans additional exclusive brand experiences. The deal complements Porsche’s current worldwide activities in customer sport, revolving around the Porsche Golf Cup and the Porsche Golf Circle.

The DP World Tour returned to Singapore last year after an eight-year hiatus with South Africa’s Ockie Strydom triumphing at Laguna National.

The DP World Tour first visited Singapore in 1993, with Major Champions Sir Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam winning the first editions of the Johnnie Walker Classic in 1993 and 1996. Fellow Major Champions Vijay Singh and Adam Scott are also winners on the DP World Tour in Singapore.

The 2006 edition of the Singapore Masters, held at Laguna National, was the scene of the most memorable moment in the country’s golfing history, when home favourite Mardan Mamat lifted the trophy, finishing one stroke ahead of England’s Nick Dougherty.