Shane Lowry kept a straight face after interview howler from a US TV presenter

Offaly’s favourite son Shane Lowry has the eyes of the world on him after a superb opening day performance at the US Masters.

The Clara native ended his round on four under - two shots behind leader Jordan Spieth and in a share of second place.

So naturally the US networks were keen to get him for an interview afterwards.

Just a shame reporter Tom Rinaldi didn’t double check a few details before starting the live interview - like the golfer’s name.

Fair play to Lowry, he kept a straight face - but Twitter lit up with viewers pointing out the howler.

Although some were ready to embrace this new sporting hero.

One viewer felt it could have been worse - at least he got his first name right.

Rinaldi isn’t the only one who needs to do some homework on Lowry - whoever was operating the Master Leaderboard seemed to be under the impression he was Australian.

Research lads, research.

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