Shane Lowry stood over his tweet last week declaring Padraig Harrington 'the greatest Irish sportsperson of all time' and said that Irish sports fans have 'very short memories'.
Speaking at the launch of the Simply Golf smartphone app, Lowry argued that the magnitude of Harrington's achievements in the game wasn't appreciated in Ireland.
The best Irish sportsperson of all time. End of!
— Shane Lowry (@ShaneLowryGolf) March 2, 2015
People in Ireland don't realise how good he actually is, and how good he was, and how good a career he's had. People in Ireland have very short spans. Even little things like the stick Padraig has gotten for all the little things he's been trying to change and do and then, all of a sudden, when he wins a tournament, he's a hero again.
Shane Lowry calls Padraig Harringon 'the greatest Irish sportsperson of all time'
Lowry will play his first US Masters next month (we're confident it wont be his last) and his performances in the majors last year should give him some confidence. He finished in the top 10 in last year's British Open and performed well in the USPGA.
Lowry on Masters
We moved on to serious matters asking what Lowry really wants out of 2015: a major title victory or Offaly winning the Double.
Offaly Double or Major Victory?
He adopted a chilled out position on McIlroy lobbing his three iron into a lake in Florida, recalling that he chucked a 'five iron a good 100 yards into a forest'. Like most people, he said he thought the McIlroy incident was 'funny'.
'I threw a 5 iron a good 100-yards into a forest'