Friday 30 September 2016

Video: Luke's slapstick drive sparks off Fitz' of laughter

Published 13/10/2015 | 02:30

McIlroy shares a joke with Rob Kearney and other members of the Irish squad Photo: INPHO/Dan Sheridan
McIlroy shares a joke with Rob Kearney and other members of the Irish squad Photo: INPHO/Dan Sheridan
Rory McIlroy gives the Irish players some golfing advice
Luke Fitzgerald swings the driver
The player loses his grip on the club, sending it down the driving range
He reacts after hitting the shot

Following their stellar win against France, Rory McIlroy treated the Irish rugby team to a golf masterclass yesterday, but it didn't go very well for Luke Fitzgerald.

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The Leinster player stepped up to show off his skills and, despite barely tipping the ball off the tee, managed to send his driver 30 metres down the driving range.

Other members of the Irish squad including Rob Kearney, Sean Cronin, Rory Best and Conor Murray promptly fell about laughing at his disastrous golf skills.

 

  Following their morning out at Celtic Manor, the team will spend the rest of the week preparing for their World Cup quarter-final against Argentina on Sunday.

Meanwhile, it was also announced that McIlroy will continue to host the Irish Open for the next three years on behalf of his foundation, with Dubai Duty Free also extending its sponsorship until 2018.

And the Irish Open will prove attractive to the world's biggest names in golf as the prize fund will jump from €2.5m to €4m.

Irish Independent

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