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Rory McIlroy looks quite embarrassed when Sweet Caroline got an airing at last night's Ulster game

Rory McIlroy, the world's No 1 golfer, experienced an awkward moment when he went to watch Ulster take on Connacht in a rugby match on last night.

The Ulster supporter was in the middle of a television interview with the BBC when the Neil Diamond song Sweet Caroline was played over the public address system at halftime.

McIlroy, who was showing off the Claret Jug he won after clinching this year's British Open at Royal Liverpool, responded by smiling sheepishly, looking down at the ground and exclaiming "Oh dear".

The Irishman broke off his engagement to former world No 1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki in May, the same week as he won the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

McIlroy went on to score a rare title hat-trick later in the season, reeling off three straight victories in The Open, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio and the USPGA Championship in Kentucky.

The 25-year-old is having some time off before returning to competitive golf in the new year.

"I'm in my off-season so I can enjoy myself, enjoy my Christmas dinner and have a few drinks," said McIlroy with a big grin.

Ulster won the Guinness PRO12 match 13-10 and moved up one place to fourth in the table but they were made to scrap every inch of the way.

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