2024 Cognizant Classic in the Palm Beaches: Top 10 power rankings at PGA National

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OWGR: 57th. FedEx Cup: T-130th. Shane Lowry. CognizantClassic/PowerRank/7. 7

Shane Lowry ought to be convincing himself that he’s going to win this tournament one of these years.

The Irishman has never missed a cut in six appearances at the Cognizant Classic. His best golf at PGA National has come over the last couple years.

In 2022, Lowry looked poised to win until he stepped to the 18th tee. As it is wont to do in Florida, a pop-up rain shower greeted him.

Lowry couldn’t make par on the par-5 18th in the adverse conditions to let Sepp Straka, who was already in the clubhouse before the weather worsened, win it outright.

Lowry was rightfully upset at the poor luck, but that’s golf. He still earned solo second and made a nice payday thanks to rounds of 70-67-67-67.

He nearly redeemed himself in 2023, getting back into contention en route to a T-5th (68-68-65-70) finish.

Lowry nearly won the 2019 U.S. Open and battled the elements to win the 2022 Open Championship. Growing up on the wind-swept links makes him a good fit for tough tests like this week’s.

“It's such a tough test because I feel like personally that too many weeks we play where it's 20-, 25-under winning tournaments,” Lowry was transcribed in 2022 by ASAP Sports, “so for me this is more enjoyable than that.”

Lowry comes to Palm Beach Gardens fresh having played just three events so far in 2024. His best effort was T-25th at the Farmers Insurance Open.

The 36-year-old last teed it up three weeks ago at the WM Phoenix Open (T-60th).