Lowry Stands Over PGA Impact Program

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This year's BMW PGA Championship winner ranked 12th in the Impact rankings.

Shane Lowry is defending the PGA Tour's Impact rankings.

The Clara man finished 12th in this year's inaugural standings, winning himself $3 million in the process.

The Tour's new system of reward was brought in this year with the backdrop of the breakaway LIV Golf Tour saga.

Lowry says it's right to reward players who bring more than just their golf game to the sport:

Tiger Woods last night ruled himself out of the tournament he's hosting this week. 

The 15-time Major-winner hasn't played since missing the cut at The Open in July. 

Woods was scheduled to play in this week's Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas,  but has withdrawn because of a foot injury. 

His place in the field goes to the Austrian, Sepp Straka. 

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