Sunday 23 November 2014

'Dad, stop using the Claret Jug as a footrest' - Rory McIlroy in giddy humour as he flies home

Published 14/08/2014 | 09:05

The McIlroy clan are growing very accustomed to having major trophies around as this picture shows.

Newly crowned US PGA Champion Rory McIlroy tweeted a picture of his dad Gerry using the case carrying the Claret Jug as a footrest this morning as he prepares to head back to Northern Ireland.

The four-time major winner posted the image with the message: ""Dad... It's not a footrest, it's the claret jug!!" Incredible few weeks, can't wait to get home and see the family!"

The 25-year-old is expected home today and will parade the Claret Jug and the Wanamaker Trophy at Old Trafford on Saturday prior to Manchester United's game with Swansea.

Rory McIlroy flew to New York following his triumph at Valhalla

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