British golf star Rory McIlroy made a light and heartfelt joke to his young daughter while showing off a mural of himself ahead of the PGA Championship. The 33-year-old enjoyed a stellar opening round in the second major of the year to assume the lead after the first day.
McIlroy, a four-time major champion, claimed the PGA Championship in 2012 and 2014, as well as the US Open in 2011. He added The Open Championship in 2014 – and the Northern Irishman has waited eight years to add to his collection.
The touching moment of McIlroy and his daughter was posted to social media. Gary VanSickle took to Twitter to disclose this information, adding: “Sweet and hilarious.”
Golf Digest posted the image on Twitter with the caption ‘All about perspective’, along with an image of McIlroy holding his daughter and looking at a mural of himself. The Northern Irishman showed his press centre mural to his daughter and said: “That’s when Daddy was good.”
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