Shane Lowry
Lowry is making his DP World Tour start of the year in Singapore Image Credit: Supplied

Shane Lowry is hoping to continue his turnaround in form at this week’s Porsche Singapore Classic, where the Irishman makes his final start before the Masters Tournament.

The six-time DP World Tour winner, who won the Abu Dhabi Championship in 2019, had dropped to his lowest position on the Official World Golf Ranking (53rd) since picking up a maiden Major trophy at The 2019 Open Championship after a disappointing final round 76 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open last month.

But since then, the 36-year-old has enjoyed a purple patch, finishing inside the top 20 in his last three events on the PGA Tour, including back-to-back top five finishes at the Cognizat Classic and Arnold Palmer Invitational, one of the circuit’s Signature Events.

“I played well the last few weeks, I’ve got a few nice results under my belt, so I’m pretty happy with how things have been going this season so far,” said Lowry, who has jumped to 34th in the OWGR following his recent run of form.

“I’ve come out pretty good and yeah looking forward to the next few weeks.”

Lowry jumped on a long-haul flight to Singapore straight after The Players Championship, where he finished in a tie for 19th, but feels confident ahead of his first DP World Tour start of the season, where LIV Golf’s Paul Casey is returning to the circuit for the first time since 2022.

“I think it’s such a long time difference that it doesn't really matter these days — no problems sleeping last night and might head out today and get some work done and get to know the course a little bit,” he said.

“And hopefully I can get out tomorrow then hopefully I get a good night’s sleep tonight and get out there tomorrow and go after it.

With this week marking the final time he tees it up in a professional event before the first Major Championship of the year at Augusta National, Lowry knows how important it is to keep momentum building as he looks to better his best Masters Tournament result, a tie for third in 2022, next month.

“I’ve got a lot of confidence and feel great about my game coming off the last few weeks so it’ll be nice to continue that on,” he said.

“And then I’ve got a two week break leading into Augusta so you never want to go into a Major off the back of a bad result so there’s a little bit of pressure on me to try and play well this week.

“But I’ve always got high expectations of myself and I’m hoping to come here and give myself a good chance come Sunday afternoon and hopefully do the business.”