"I've obviously joined a nice list of names," Lowry said Tuesday at the BMW PGA Championship. "My heart lies with the European Tour. I'll always be a member. I love coming back and I love playing in events like this. So it's an extreme privilege to receive this."
But as Lowry so beautifully and simply said when his name was on the claret jug, "Everyone knows we're all one country when it comes to golf."