Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy played golf with Donald Trump at Trump International, Florida, on Sunday and has revealed that the president of the United States returned a score of “around 80.”
A photograph of Trump and McIlroy with Clear Sports CEO Garry Singer and former Yankees right fielder Paul O’Neill went viral recently but the four-ball that took to the field consisted of Trump, world No.3 Rory Mac, ISM agent Nick Mullen, and Trump friend Rich Levine.
According to No Laying Up, McIlroy claimed he was not informed of the grouping until Saturday night and, though a rib injury had been delaying his plans to return to a course, he could not turn Trump’s invitation down.
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McIlroy said: “[Trump] probably shot around 80. He’s a decent player for a guy in his 70’s!”
Holywood hotshot McIlroy has not played competitive golf since losing a playoff to Graeme Storm in the South African Open in January.
There are rumours he could make his comeback from injury on March 2 when the WGC-Mexico Championship tees off at the Club de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan, Mexico.
Other professional golfers to wax lyrical over Trump’s golfing include Tiger Woods who, in December, noted on his official blog that: “what [is] most impressive was how far Trump hits the ball at 70-years-old. He takes a pretty good lash.”
Trump has also played with “The Big Easy” Ernie Els and LPGA tour star Lexi Thompson.