The Irish Open has a rich history when it comes to Spanish winners and John Rahm today added to that legendary roster. Royal County Down and Royal Portrush have each hosted it four times.
Ballesteros endeared himself to Irish fans by winning the Irish Open in 1983, 1985 and 1986.
But perhaps the Spanish victor Rahm bears closest comparison with is Masters champion Sergio Garcia who clinched the title aged just 19 at Druids Glen.
"Rory played in a successful interprovincial Ulster inter- provincial team there in 2006, and we made him an honorary member, just prior to him turning professional and he was 16 at the time".
It was perhaps always meant to the big Basque's day from the moment he hacked sideways out of the rough on the par five fourth and holed out from 150 yards for the unlikeliest of eagles.
Lowry was unaffected by the comments from the crowd as he hit a stunning recovery shot to the fringes of the fairway and struck his third within three feet of the hole.
The tournament formed part of the prestigious new Rolex Series of events, boasting a prize fund of £5.4m, and Rahm picked up £585,000 for his victory.
Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the Irish Open for the fourth time in five years, leading the four-time major victor to express concerns on Friday about parts of his game ahead of the British Open.
"Ahead of the Open Championship at Birkdale (starting on July 20), I've certainly tested myself, my scrambling capabilities", Rose said, "but come through so far strongly this week".
Rahm joins 542nd-ranked American Daniel Im in a share of the lead as they head into the final day after an impressive run on the back nine, which saw him pick up four birdies.
Richie Ramsay (65) and Matthew Southgate (66) were tied for second on 18 under, with Drysdale tied for fourth alongside Justin Rose, Ryan Fox and overnight joint-leader Im.