It's been a fairly impressive couple of weeks for the Lowry family. Last Monday, the younger Lowry, Alan, emerged victorious at the Mullingar Scratch Cup and thoughts immediately turned to the possibility that Alan could join older brother Shane in the professional ranks.
If the family took joy in Alan's victory then we're probably not doing him a disservice by suggesting that those celebrations were ramped up quite a bit last night as Shane claimed his maiden PGA Tour victory.
However, because he's the soundest man in Ireland, Shane was still eager to give his younger brother a bit of the limelight by telling reporters in the US about that Mullingar Scratch Cup victory.
Lowry: It's one of the big events back home. We've all won it, myself, Padraig, Rory, McGinley.
Reporter: As an amateur?
Lowry: Yes, it's an amateur event. It's one of the big amateur events back home that everyone plays in. So he won that last Monday when I was flying over so it was a good week for us.
It's called the Mullingar Scratch Cup. Did you get that?
Confused reporter: I also want to ask...
Lowry: Mullingar. M-u-l-l-i-n-g-a-r. Need a translator, do we?
Listen to the exchange here.
Audio via Newstalk Breakfast