Wednesday 18 October 2017

Rory McIlroy gives exclusive Q&A to fans from his private jet after Wells Fargo win

Rory McIlroy holds up the championship trophy during the final round at Quail Hollow Club.
Rory McIlroy holds up the championship trophy during the final round at Quail Hollow Club.

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Golfer Rory McIlroy gave fans a glimpse into his luxury lifestyle as he celebrated his latest sporting victory in his private jet.

The Northern Ireland sport star took his first foray into the world of live video app Persicope as he made the journey to London from North Carolina.

Taking questions from fans at 30,000 feet, McIlroy was joined by friends and caddie JP Fitzgerald as they enjoyed a few celebratory drinks after he won the Wells Fargo Championship.

Periscope, an app launched by Twitter, allows users to stream live video to their followers using the camera on their smartphone.

Asked by one follower if he thought he could replicate his American success by shooting 21 under par when he plays the Irish Open later this year, the world number one golfer laughed and said: "No chance."

The 26-year-old even took song requests including DJ Snake and Jay-Z, from followers who conversed online with him during the broadcast.

After around 30 minutes McIlroy thanked fans who watched the broadcast, said he and his team needed to get some sleep, and promised he would do it again.

He said: "Thanks for everything and we will be back on here again soon."

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