Shane Lowry on Rory McIlroy's viral moment: "I couldn't believe he was doing it"

Shane Lowry was left shocked after Rory McIlroy displayed his vocal talent at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Rory McIlroy & Shane Lowry
Rory McIlroy & Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry admitted he couldn't believe what he was seeing when Rory McIlroy decided to sing to the expectant crowds after their win at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The viral moment that was so captivating it was immortalised on camera by nearly every attendee, saw McIlroy belt out a rendition of 'Don't Stop Believin' to a crowd of ecstatic fans.

Clearly in a jubilant mood after sealing his 25th PGA Tour title, McIlroy finished off his beer and was quickly handed a microphone while standing on stage. 

Despite admitting he was "no singer", his short-lived attempt to refuse the microphone was quickly drowned out by the crowd, who in turn sang along with the Northern Irishman for the duration of his performance. 

Reflecting on the moment, Lowry told the media before the Wells Fargo Championship that he was shocked by what he saw.

Lowry said: 

"Yeah, no, I couldn't believe he was doing it, to be honest. I was just standing on the side. Yeah, he kind of got blindsided into doing it, so fair play to him."

Despite McIlroy's commendable effort on stage, Lowry believes he should probably stick to his day job, he added:

"He's a better golfer than singer, thankfully for him."

Scroll down to see McIlroy performing on stage at the Zurich Classic

Both McIlroy and Lowry are in the field at this week's signature event, with both men hoping to make it back-to-back wins on the PGA Tour. 

McIlroy is heading into the week as favourite, with World No.1 Scottie Scheffler deciding to skip the tournament given his wife is expecting their first child any day dow. 

The Northern Irishman is searching for his fourth Wells Fargo title and second at Quail Hollow.

Quail Hollow is a course McIlroy knows well, and one that he also holds the course record at (61).

Lowry on the other hand will be hoping to improve on his performance from last year, when he missed the cut having shot a pair of 72s.

Off the back of a win, Lowry seemed full of optimism in his press conference, but despite that he did claim, the course is not a perfect fit for him.

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