Rory McIlroy & Shane Lowry win Zurich Classic after play-off

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The Irish pair beat American duo Martin Trainer and Chad Ramey after both teams finished on 25 under par.
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April 29, 2024
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Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry came through a play-off to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana.

At the end of the fourth round, playing Foursomes, Lowry made the most of a superb chip on to the 18th green by McIlroy by sinking a birdie putt, extending the contest as they joined Martin Trainer and Chad Ramey on 25-under.

Trainer and Ramey  had been among the early starters, powering 26 places up the leaderboard with a round of 63 that included seven birdies on the back nine, but the near three-hour wait to see if their score would hold up saw them come into the play-off looking rusty.

And after Ramey pulled his second shot left and on to a road, Trainer came up short in his effort to reach the green.

That gave Ryder Cup team-mates McIlroy and Lowry the advantage despite the latter having found sand with his second shot, but after Lowry missed a putt for par, they needed Trainer to narrowly miss his own putt to confirm their win – McIlroy’s 25th career PGA Tour win.

“It’s absolutely amazing,” McIlroy said on CBS Sports. “We’ve had an awesome week here in New Orleans. The crowds have been absolutely amazing, to get the support we’ve had out there. We’ve had so much fun while doing it and it’s just a bonus to win at the end.

“It couldn’t be better than to do it with this man alongside me.”

Lowry added: “It’s great. It felt much-needed. Coming into the week we felt we could do with a big jump for the FedEx Cup, let’s get 400 points each and that’s what we’ve done.

“I feel a little bit bad taking them because Rory carried me, but I’m taking them.

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Rory McIlroy chips onto the green during the final round (Gerald Herbert/AP)

This victory was McIlroy's 25th in 247 starts on the PGA Tour and he has now had at least one win in each of his last seven seasons on Tour. His last win was at the 2023 Genesis Scottish Open.

Lowry has now won three times in 174 starts, he last won at the 2019 Open Championship.

Ryan Brehm and Mark Hubbard closed with a 64 to finish third at 24-under.

Third-round leaders and former BYU teammates Zac Blair and Patrick Fishburn (T4/-23) double bogeyed on the par-3 17th and posted a final-round 72 to finish tied for fourth at 23-under.

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2Ramey/ Trainer-2566696563263
3Brehm/ Hubbard-2461706469264
T4Higgo/ Fox-2363726565265
T4Stevens/ Barjon-2363716764265
T4Blair/ Fishburn-2363706072265
T4Echavarria/ Greyserman-2364696369265
T8Sigg/ Hadley-2263726566266
T8Detry/ MacIntyre-2262716469266
10Taylor/ Hadwin-2163696471267
T11Kraft/ Tway-2066706468268
T11Eckroat/ Gotterup-2064726369268
T11Garnett/ Straka-2066696568268
T11Lee/ Kim-2066686272268
T11Fitzpatrick/ Fitzpatrick-2066686569268
T11Hoffman/ Watney-2065686570268
T11Conners/ Pendrith-2063696670268
T11Tarren/ Skinns-2063696571268
T19Phillips/ Bridgeman-1965716370269
T19Malnati/ Knox-1965716271269
T19List/ Norlander-1963696275269
T19Johnson/ Palmer-1963696572269
T23Morikawa/ Kitayama-1866706470270
T23Meissner/ Smotherman-1863706572270
T23Cantlay/ Schauffele-1865676870270
T23Thompson/ Novak-1862696871270
T23Rai/ Lipsky-1861706871270
T28Hardy/ Riley-1766706570271
T28Wu/ Nicholas-1766696670271
T28Ghim/ Kim-1765696869271
T28Yu/ Pan-1764706275271
T28Wu/ Lower-1765696572271
T28Kohles/ Kizzire-1761726573271
T28Hall/ Piercy-1764696573271
T28Mitchell/ Dahmen-1763706573271
36Wallace/ Olesen-1664716473272
37Taylor/ O'Hair-1563716574273
38Lashley/ Campos-1463736573274
39Norrman/ Campillo-1366706574275
40Reavie/ Snedeker-966707271279
CUTBerger/ Perez-76473--137
CUTShelton/ Furr-76770--137
CUTStanger/ Dumont de Chassart-76770--137
CUTMoore/ NeSmith-76572--137
CUTChappell/ Dufner-76572--137
CUTXiong/ McCormick-66573--138
CUTHossler/ Ryder-66870--138
CUTTosti/ Potter, Jr.-66672--138
CUTSilverman/ Dougherty-66474--138
CUTTheegala/ Zalatoris-66573--138
CUTHoge/ McNealy-66672--138
CUTCole/ Cochran-66969--138
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CUTSmalley/ Schmid-67068--138
CUTChamp/ Daffue-66276--138
CUTKuchar/ Stricker-66672--138
CUTKim/ Bae-56871--139
CUTMontgomery/ Griffin-56673--139
CUTCoody/ Coody-56871--139
CUTSpaun/ Buckley-56475--139
CUTSpringer/ Whitney-57069--139
CUTHøjgaard/ Højgaard-56871--139
CUTBarnes/ Endycott-46773--140
CUTPutnam/ Highsmith-46575--140
CUTWoodland/ Hodges-46773--140
CUTGutschewski/ Byrd-46872--140
CUTHorschel/ Alexander-46773--140
CUTVegas/ Burgoon-36576--141
CUTYuan/ Dou-36774--141
CUTCrowe/ Higgs-36972--141
CUTSuh/ Hoey-26577--142
CUTYoung/ Martin-26577--142
CUTMolinari/ Donald-26577--142
CUTWhaley/ Long-26676--142
CUTSloan/ Teater-17073--143
CUTStreelman/ Laird-16875--143
CUTMerritt/ StrebPar6777--144
CUTPereda/ CookPar6876--144
CUTKisner/ BrownPar6975--144
CUTHale, Jr./ Haley II+17174--145
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Zurich Classic of New Orleans 2024

Date: April 18th - 21st 2024

Location: TPC Louisiana Avondale, Louisiana

Purse: $8,900,000

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