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As tournament debuts go, this wasn’t a bad one for Rory McIlroy.

A pairing with Shane Lowry agreed over a drunken lunch led to McIlroy’s 25th PGA Tour victory, a $1.286million winner’s cheque and an unforgettable rendition of Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’. 

The Irishmen defeated Chad Ramey and Martin Trainer in a playoff at TPC Louisiana on Sunday to win the only team event on the PGA Tour calendar.

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Ramey and Trainer shot a nine-under 63 to set a target of -25, with McIlroy and Lowry showing great nerve to birdie the final hole and force sudden death.

The Ryder Cup heroes then parred the first play-off hole, which was enough to secure victory.

Here’s the full prize money breakdown from the $8.9million prize fund at the Zurich Classic….

Zurich Classic of New Orleans 2024: Prize money payout in full

Winners: Rory McIlroy/Shane Lowry $1.286 million (per player)

2: Chad Ramey/Martin Trainer $525,100

3: Ryan Brehm/Mark Hubbard $343,762

T4: Garrick Higgo/Ryan Fox $234,181.25
Sam Stevens/Paul Barjon
Zac Blair/Patrick Fishburn
Nico Echavarria/Max Greyserman

T8: Greyson Sigg/Chesson Hadley $149,075
Thomas Detry/Robert MacIntyre

10: Nick Taylor/Adam Hadwin $122,375

T11: Kelly Kraft/Kevin Tway $69,069.37
Austin Eckroat/Chris Gotterup
Brice Garnett/Sepp Straka
K.H. Lee/Michael Kim
Matt Fitzpatrick/Alex Fitzpatrick
Charley Hoffman/Nick Watney
Corey Conners/Taylor Pendrith
Callum Tarren/David Skinns

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T19: Chandler Phillips/Jacob Bridgeman $37,380
Peter Malnati/Russell Knox
Luke List/Henrik Norlander
Zach Johnson/Ryan Palmer

T23: Collin Morikawa/Kurt Kitayama $23,764.80
Mac Meissner/Austin Smotherman
Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele
Davis Thompson/Andrew Novak
Aaron Rai/David Lipsky

T28: Nick Hardy/Davis Riley $19,135
Brandon Wu/James Nicholas
Doug Ghim/Chan Kim
Kevin Yu/C.T. Pan
Dylan Wu/Justin Lower
Ben Kohles/Patton Kizzire
Harry Hall/Scott Piercy
Keith Mitchell/Joel Dahmen

36: Matt Wallace/Thorbjorn Oleson $17,533

37: Ben Taylor/Sean O’Hair $17,177

38: Nate Lashley/Rafael Campos $16,821

39: Vincent Norrman/Jorge Campillo $16,465

40: Chez Reavie/Brant Snedeker $16,109


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