Sunday 4 December 2016

When Donald Trump went above and beyond to serve Rory McIlroy

Published 09/11/2016 | 09:39

Donald Trump and Irish golfer Rory McIlroy
Donald Trump and Irish golfer Rory McIlroy

It's quite clear that Donald Trump's election as the next President of the United States of America has not gone down too well on these shores, but Rory McIlroy may just recall a time the new leader of the free world came up Trumps for the Irishman.

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It was last year, March to be precise, and McIlroy had just hit a poor three-iron approach at the Trump National Doral Blue Monster in Doral.

McIlroy, hastily, took his anger out on his club and flung it into the lake to his left.

Step forward President Trump.

Trump had his team of divers enter the lake and retrieve McIlroy's club and met the Irishman afterwards to reunite him with his prized assett.

Trump himself is a keen golfer - and quite a handy one as well as he plays off a handicap of three and owns the Doonbeg resort in Co Clare.

Here are some other sporting links to Donald Trump.

Who can forget the time Trump took down Vince McMahon?

 

 

Comparing Tom Brady to the Chinese Government

“People say, ‘Oh, you don’t like China.’ No, I love them. But their leaders are much smarter than our leaders, and we can’t sustain ourself with that. There’s too much — it’s like — it’s like take the New England Patriots and Tom Brady and have them play your high school football team. That’s the difference between China’s leaders and our leaders.”

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Links to Don King

Trump helped Don King promote his fights back in the era when Mike Tyson was making waves in the professional game.  He eventually lost interest and packed it in.

Attemp to but the Buffalo Bills

At the time, Trump refused to pay the asking price of $1.4 billion. “Even though I refused to pay a ridiculous price for the Buffalo Bills, I would have produced a winner. Now that won’t happen,” he said on Twitter.

He owns Doonbeg Golf Resort in County Clare

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