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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy with 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.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake with his mum Rosie
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake with his mum Rosie
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake with his mum Rosie
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy chips out of the bunker on the 18thduring day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Spain's Sergio Garcia thanks the crowd during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake
Spain's Sergio Garcia thanks the crowd during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy chips out of a bunker on the 7th green during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy reacts during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy reacts to a putt on the 11th during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
England's Justin Rose chips out of a bunker on the 18th hole during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell thanks the crowd on the 18th hole during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy acknowledges the crowd on the 3rd green during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy tees off the 4th during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy on the 4th green during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy during day four of the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell thanks the crowd on the 18th hole during day four of 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.

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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