Golf’s world number one Rory McIlroy pledged to donate any prize money, from this month’s the Irish Open to his charity, The Rory Foundation.
Not only is Mr McIlroy an exceptional sportsman, who has reached the top of his game at the age of 26, but he is also dedicated to helping children’s charities and supporting the short break centre for families affected by cancer, which happens to be located close to the tournament venue.
Although McIlroy didn’t make the final cut, he accepted defeat graciously and stayed focus on the charitable nature of the event. “I am not really playing for myself this week” said McIlroy. “what I want to get out of it this year is just to raise a lot of money for the foundation and ultimately if I play well, then all the money that I earn is going to go towards that as well.”