A fan wanted a personalized video from Rory McIlroy. Rory did even better

 

A fan wanted a personalized video from Rory McIlroy. Rory did even better

Rory McIlroy and Michael Horgan, 7, hit a putt at The K Club in Straffan, Ireland, on Wednesday.

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While tournament golf has been quiet in recent weeks, Rory McIlroy is among the pros teeing off at the Irish Open this week at The K Club in Straffan, Ireland.

McIlroy, who recently finished fourth at the Tour Championship, shot 69 to open the Irish Open, missing the early lead by four points. But earlier this week, on Wednesday, McIlroy had a visitor. Seven-year-old Michael Horgan has a brain tumor and the golf enthusiast wanted to meet his favorite golfer, Rory McIlroy.

Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Michael requested a personalized video from McIlroy. But according to DP World Tour, “Rory and Make-A-wish Ireland had other ideas.”

The DP World Tour shared a video on Friday of Michael McIlroy scoring during Wednesday’s practice round. McIlroy introduced himself to Michael before teeing off on the 9th hole. Michael then joined Rory in the car, helped him determine his approach length with a rangefinder, and even hit a putt on the green – although Michael enthusiastically hit it over the hole. (“My dad always tells me to play it more gently,” he said.)

You can see the entire interaction between Rory and Michael in the video below.

Josh Berhow is managing editor at GOLF.com. The Minnesota native graduated from Minnesota State University in Mankato with a degree in journalism. You can reach him at joshua_berhow@golf.com.

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