Wednesday 22 October 2014

Celebrities and sporting stars pay tribute to Rory McIlroy after his Open Championship triumph

Published 20/07/2014 | 19:35

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy lifts the Claret Jug after  winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 20, 2014. See PA story GOLF Open. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No false commercial association. No manipulation of images. No video emulation.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy lifts the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy celebrates with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 20, 2014. See PA story GOLF Open. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No false commercial association. No manipulation of images. No video emulation.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy celebrates with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy celebrates his birdie on the 16th during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 20, 2014. See PA story GOLF Open. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No false commercial association. No manipulation of images. No video emulation.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy celebrates his birdie on the 16th during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.

Even before he tapped in for par on the 18th to secure his third major title and the third leg of a potential career grand slam, Rory McIlroy was being lavished with praise.

Celebrities and sports stars from different codes took to social media to laud the 25-year-old's amazing success at Hoylake.

Even Manchester United congratulated him on their official twitter account after he was booed by the Liverpool fans at Hoylake when he brought up his allegiance to their bitter rivals. View below:

Here are the pick of the tweets:

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