Rory McIlroy makes elderly fan's dream come true

Rory Mc Ilroy

Before his first round at the Travelers Championship, Rory McIlroy made one elderly fan's dream come true.

Noreen was on-site at TPC River Highlands thanks to non-profit organisation 'Wish of a Lifetime', which gives OAPs the chance to do some things that they've always wanted to do.

In her case, it was to meet the four-time major champion. According to McIlroy's Instagram post, Noreen is a huge golf fan and moved from Ireland to the USA in 1968. However, six years ago she suffered a stroke, affecting her ability to play the game.

McIlroy gave Noreen an autographed Travelers Championship tournament
flag and a picture and an experience she is unlikely to forget.

The former world No.1 then went out and shot a three-under-par 67 in the opening round to sit four shots behind leader Jordan Spieth.

Not a bad start, but he was slightly frustrated at not converting more birdie chances with a sub-standard putting performance. “It's nothing to do with the putter - it's mostly what I'm doing with it,” said McIlroy, who switched to the TaylorMade Spider Tour Red putter at the US Open.

“If I keep working on stuff and working on the right things and believing in it, hopefully it will turn around sooner rather than later.”

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