Shane Lowry believes the only thing which could come close to topping his Open championship triumph would be winning the Masters.

Lowry claimed his first major title at Royal Portrush in July and now has his sights set on winning the European Tour's Race to Dubai as he returns to action in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

And when it comes to more long-term goals the 32-year-old would love to become the first Irishman to slip on the green jacket given to winners of the Masters at Augusta National.

"Golf is funny because if you don't win one people ask you when you're going to win one. You win one, they ask you when you're going to win your next one," Lowry said with a smile.

"I'm going to enjoy this one. Thankfully we don't have another major for a while, but I think the only thing that could come close to doing what I did in Portrush would be a green jacket.

"That's obviously the next major but I'm not the type of golfer that tries to peak for certain weeks. So I don't see myself trying to peak for majors.

"I just see myself picking out my schedule and going out and trying to compete in as many tournaments as I can and try and win as many tournaments as I can, and if it somehow happens to be the week of a major, all well and good and I'll take it from there."

Asked which of the majors represents his best chance of more success, Lowry added: "My record is probably best in US Opens, so I think I could do all right in those. I've not got a great record around Augusta. I've always struggled with my driving for some reason and I shouldn't, really.

"If I'm playing good, it doesn't matter what course I'm on. I think over the years I've played every type of golf course well.

"To win majors you need to be holing those six-footers for par and you need to be getting out of trouble when you're in trouble and you need to have your full A game mentally and physically to win them.

"Hopefully at some stage over the next 10 or 15 years I'll put myself in the position a few times and maybe win another one."