As part of a new social media challenge started by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo - the #CR7Challenge - to promote his new fragrance, Rory McIlroy was tagged to showcase his best trick.
Here is the original clip from the Portguese star, tagging four-time major champ McIlroy as one of the seven athletes to kick things off.
Do you want to win a bundle of products from @cristianoronaldo_fragrances ? Show me your best trick, publish it with #CR7Challenge and don’t forget, challenge 7 friends! 😉 I’m nominating @nicorosberg @niallhoran @rorymcilroy @thenotoriousmma @miguelpaixao7 @chrismd10 @realcalfreezy ! My fragrance, your game ⚽️ 👍
He duly obliged, coming up with a tasty wee rainbow flick and a few keepie-ups before blasting the ball in the direction of whoever was filming.
As you can see below, McIlroy tagged fellow golfers Justin Thomas, Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka and even Tiger Woods to get them to show off their skills but, so far, the request has fallen on deaf ears.
In the comments section, Thomas even had the cheek to ask if it was first take.
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As well being a two-time major champion, did you know Martin Kaymer is also a keen singer?
Here he is with former Westlife man Brian McFadden singing a bit of the classic hit, 'Mandy'.
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Monday marked ten years since Rory McIlroy turned professional. The European Tour tweeted this overview of his career to date, and Tommy Fleetwood couldn't quite believe some of the numbers.
McIlroy's first 10 years as a pro:— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) September 18, 2017
• 238 starts
• 122 top 10s
• 22 wins
• 4 Majors
• 4 Ryder Cups
• 3 Race To Dubai titles
• €44.8m earned pic.twitter.com/YKU2lbFWbk
Am I reading this right?? Over half of his results have been top 10s??!!! https://t.co/V4RDNRWI3y— Tommy Fleetwood (@TommyFleetwood1) September 18, 2017
Yeah, you sure are reading it right, Tommy!
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Last Friday, Ben Crane was DQ'd prior to the second round of the Boise Open for having two non-conforming clubs, which he didn't play throughout his opening round. At the time, he notified officials and was given two four-stroke penalties.
To be fair to Crane, though, he did front up and speak after his opening round (this was before he got DQ'd).
However, it turns out that he was penalised for this - having two tiny stickers on his metalwood and one an irons, which he uses as a training aid in practice.
Leading golf coach Hank Haney led a chorus of fans who couldn't quite believe it.
Ridiculous rule and application, USGA should be ashamed.— Kathy Wentworth (@MustlvdogsKathy) September 19, 2017
Ridiculous...— Blake (@Training4Golf) September 18, 2017
It's ridiculous rulings like this that make golf seem like a "silly game" to to those that don't play the game— Dan Malloy (@DoubleEagleDan) September 18, 2017
Remember last week and the tweet from PGA Tour pro Steve Wheatcroft which went viral, showcasing the golf swing of a lady pro-am partner.
Well, fellow PGA Tour pro Ryan Ruffels may just have the swing to top it...