Proving that he’s had the skills from an early age, here’s a clip of a 9-year-old Rory McIlroy on TV chipping “airballs” into his Mum’s washing machine. How CUTE was he!

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2 Responses to "Flashback: A young Rory McIlroy chipping into a washing machine"

  1. Ben Grothues  June 23, 2011

    What a great video clip! His parents must have known, even then, that he was going to be star. It just goes to show yet again, you have to start early to try and master this game we all love. Rory’s future is assured and as long as he stays as level-headed as he is now, there’s no doubt in my mind he will become the world’s next number one.
    Go Rory!

  2. Charlie Hurren  November 14, 2011

    What a great event the Aus Open was. Greg Chalmers played rock solid golf, John Senden a worthy second place and great to see Tiger really competitive again. The whole event was brilliant, even John Daly walking off the course, like him or not, fire and brimstone is what we need in golf. It evokes emotions in the public arena. As they say any publicity is good publicity and this is great publicity the game needs.

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