Shane Lowry Flies Home From PGA Tour Event But Ends Up Making Cut

After thinking that he missed the cut at the Wyndham Championship, Lowry flew home. However, as it turned out, the Irishman had in fact made it into the weekend!

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The Wyndham Championship provided an extremely tense circumstance as, on Friday, play was suspended with only a handful of groups out on the golf course. What's more the event is the very last one of the regulation PGA Tour season, with the top 125 advancing through to the FedEx Cup playoffs next week.

Currently, players are fighting to keep their PGA Tour cards, as well as their futures, with individuals looking to pick up the last few remaining points. Returning on Saturday morning, a number of players were on the cut line which, after everyone had finished, moved to one-under-par.

Rather humorously, Shane Lowry, who shot a two-under-par second round, got on a plane and headed home following the second day's action, assuming that he would not make it into the weekend. However, because the cut line moved, it meant the 2019 Champion Golfer of the Year had in fact made the cut, resulting in a return flight back to Sedgefield Country Club!

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Posting a picture of a private jet on his social media, Lowry captioned the photo: "My lift to round 3 @PGATOUR", with the Irishman seemingly back home as the event's second round concluded.

Users were obviously sympathetic to Lowry... sort of, with fellow professionals Justin Thomas and Trevor Immelman commenting on the image, whilst others made reference to Lowry losing his clubs at the start of the week, as Immelman stated: "At least this way we know they won’t lose your clubs."

According to PGA Tour Communications, 87 players made the cut at the Wyndham Championship, which is the most since the cut rule changed to the lowest 65 and ties to start the 2019-20 season. The last time 87 players or more made the 36-hole cut on Tour was at the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.


Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.


Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x