Rory McIlroy belts out karaoke to fans after milestone PGA Tour win

Rory McIlroy celebrated his latest win in style (Picture: X)

Rory McIlroy celebrated his 25th PGA Tour win at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in style as he belted out a rendition of Don’t Stop Believin’ on stage in front of fans.

McIlroy, playing alongside long-time friend Shane Lowry in the team event, made two birdies in their final three holes to reach -25 to set up a playoff with Chad Ramey and Martin Trainer.

The Irish duo sealed victory on the first playoff hole as Ramey and Trainer made bogey on the par-5 18th, with the win the first of the season for both McIlroy and Lowry.

For the four-time major champion, the latest PGA Tour triumph is the 25th of his decorated career and sees him become the first to reach the milestone since Vijay Singh and Phil Mickelson in 2005.

To kickstart celebrations, McIlroy joined the crowd and live band in a sing-along to Journey’s 1980s rock classic, intermittently chugging a beer as his playing partner Lowry watched on.

‘The reason that Shane and I both started to play golf is because we thought it was fun at some stage in our life,” McIlroy later reflected in his post-tournament press conference.

‘I think sort of reinjecting a little bit of that fun back into it in a week like this week, it can always help.

‘To win any PGA Tour event is very cool, but even better to do it with one of your closest friends, we’ve known each other for a long, long time, probably like over 20 years.

‘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.’

Lowry added: ‘It was great fun all week, everything about it was just brilliant. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, having this man by my side – you saw the drive he hit up the 18th, the 72nd hole – it’s pretty easy to play golf from there for me.

‘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.’

Both players will be back in action at next month’s Wells Fargo Championship as they gear up for the US PGA Championship, the second men’s major of the season.

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