Golf fans crack obvious LIV joke as Rory McIlroy belts out Journey with Shane Lowry

Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry decided to celebrate their PGA Tour win at the Zurich Classic by singing one of the most iconic songs of all time.

Shane Lowry, Rory McIlroy
Shane Lowry, Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry decided to celebrate their PGA Tour win at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans by belting out one of the most iconic songs of all time. 

McIlroy and Lowry needed extra holes to defeat Martin Trainer and Chad Ramey at the pairs event staged at TPC Louisiana.

It marked McIlroy's 25th victory on the North American circuit and Lowry's first time back into the winner's circle since the 2022 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. 

"To win any PGA Tour event is very cool," an elated McIlroy told reporters. 


"But to do it with one of your closest friends, we've known each other for a long, long time, probably like over 20 years, so to think about where we met and where we've come from, to be on this stage and do this together, really, really cool journey that we've been a part of, and yeah, just awesome to be able to do it alongside this guy."

Added Lowry: "I made it look hard at times, but no, it was amazing. We went out there, we had loads of fun, and we won the tournament. You couldn't ask for a better week."

No PGA Tour win is complete without a little party. 

About an hour after the final putt had dropped, video footage emerged of McIlroy, 34, and Lowry, 37, taking to the stage in front of a few hundred fans to celebrate with a rendition of the Journey classic. 

Watch the clip here:



"I've always had great respect for Rory and now it's even greater," one X user wrote.

Another added: "We need Brooks Koepka singing 'Friends in Low Places' at the next LIV event."

This user joked: "Fans held onto their bottles, too!" 

That was a clear reference to the fact Lucas Herbert's caddie was struck with a full bottle of water at LIV's 'water hole' at The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide over the weekend. 

Brendan Steele, of Phil Mickelson's HyFlyers, claimed his maiden victory on the breakaway tour and Cameron Smith's Ripper won the team element but the biggest talking point was undoubtedly what happened to Herbert's caddie. 

Herbert later told Australian Golf Digest that his looper, Nick Pugh, was okay. 

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