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Jackson tees up return golf match

HOLLYWOOD legend Samuel L Jackson has vowed to return to Dublin next summer for some more quality golf.

The Pulp Fiction star, who found time to play the world famous Ryder Cup course at the K Club in County Kildare on Friday afternoon before his appearance on the Late Late Show, claims that he didn't have a chance to show what he was really made of on the course.

The star played holes six to nine, driving his own cart around the renowned course.

Jackson, who is a keen sportsman, says he has already made plans to return to Ireland in the coming months and has challenged Ronan Keating to play a full round of 18 holes.

"I'll be back in June, maybe July to play more golf," he told the Herald.

"I played with a lot of different people (at the K Club) so I'm not too sure what my overall score was.

"I played well actually. It was not as cold as I thought it was going to be and the golf course was a great challenge," he added.

Jackson flew back to America today having been in town since Thursday afternoon to co-host an exclusive charity event in aid of his own Samuel L Jackson charity foundation and Keith Duffy's Autism Action.

And while the actor turned on the style to co-host the Night For Love event at UCD's Tony O'Reilly Hall, he admits he was not feeling the best on the night.

"I had a bit of a stomach bug," he explained. "I've been sleeping a lot during my visit to Dublin, I haven't had time to go out on the town. Although we did go to a restaurant, which was really nice."

During the meal at Richard Corrigan's Bentley's, the vegetarian star was spotted drinking plenty of ginger ale, although he explained that he did have the opportunity to sample some Guinness.

lnolan@herald.ie


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