Rory bitten by golfing bug at early age

Published Thursday, 26 April 2012
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The world's number one golfer, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, has tweeted a picture of one of his early putting attempts - aged just two.

Rory bitten by golfing bug at early age
World number one Rory McIlroy, aged two and 22. (© Rory McIlroy/Getty)

His trademark curly locks hidden under a baseball cap, the little lad concentrates on his stroke while enjoying the sunshine on the beach.

Commenting on the bright blue club 20 years later, McIlroy joked about how many of his Twitter followers had noticed that he was "ahead of the curve with the belly putter back then".

He also added: "Putting stroke still looks the same!"

The shot was captured years before McIlroy would, as a nine-year-old, impress thousands of viewers of the Kelly Show by chipping golf balls into a washing machine.

Rory McIlroy practising his putting aged just two-years-old.

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Moyola in Moyola wrote (1,011 days ago):
I think that Kelly met Mc llroy at a charity golf day in moyola in june 1998, because his show was aired in january 1999. cant remember what that day was in aid of, but it certinaly takes the limelight of kelly's fame to finding him
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