July 21, 2014 -- Updated 1137 GMT (1937 HKT)
He has been at his side for all three of Rory McIlroy's major wins, but Sunday's British Open triumph may well have been the sweetest yet for the Northern Irishman's father Gerry.
Rory McIlroy had won two majors before Sunday, but none in front of his dear old mum.
Rory McIlroy emerges triumphant at the end of a testing final round to win the British Open title at Hoylake Sunday to claim the third major title of his career.
Tiger Woods was kissing the Claret Jug at Hoylake eight years ago but there was to be no fairytale return to the Royal Liverpool Golf Club for the former world No. 1 this week.
Green jacket next?
British Open champion Rory McIlroy tells Shane O'Donoghue he is targeting a career grand slam.