Rory McIlroy visiting F1 with the Ryder Cup

Obviously, everyone wanted a photo with the current world number 2 and the prestigious trophy

by Andrea Gussoni
Rory McIlroy visiting F1 with the Ryder Cup
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Celebrities have their habits in the Formula 1 paddocks and yesterday the star was Rory McIlroy visiting Austin with the Ryder Cup won by Europe against the United States in Rome at the beginning of the month. The Northern Irishman, who became a shareholder in the French team Alpine at the start of the week with several other renowned athletes, wanted to get to know the drivers and engineers visiting Texas for the United States Grand Prix .

It was with the two French pilots, Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly, a big fan of golf and who we will soon find in the Netflix Cup, that Rory interacted the most. Obviously, everyone wanted a photo with the current world number 2 and the prestigious trophy.

He also took the opportunity to give a putting lesson to the star F1 commentator on Canal+, Julien Fébreau.

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Rory McIlroy (born 4 May 1989) is a Northern Irish professional golfer.

Born in Holywood, County Down in Northern Ireland, he is the only child of Gerry and Rosie McIlroy. Rory became a professional golfer in 2007 at just 18 years old, becoming the youngest player in the top-50 in the world rankings.

Since then, Rors has won 13 tournaments, including 4 majors, in 2011 (U.S. Open), 2012 (PGA Championship) and in 2014 (The Open) and the (PGA Championship), returning to be number 1 in the world. Rory McIlroy, like many others, started very early, as at just 2 years old he was able to hit balls from 36 meters.

Rory today owes a lot to his parents, as in order for Rory to be able to play and continue to evolve, they had to work several jobs and work night shifts. However, Rory abandoned his studies at the age of 16 to focus on golf.

The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for evaluating the level of performance of professional golfers. It was introduced in 1986, supported by the four majors and six professional tours that make up the International Federation of PGA Tours, namely the PGA Tour, European Tour, Asian Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Japan Golf Tour and Sunshine Tour.

points also for good final placings in the following tours: Tour, Challenge Tour, PGA Tour Canada, OneAsia Tour, Korean Tour, PGA Tour Latinoamérica, Asian Development Tour, PGA Tour China, Alps Tour, Nordic Golf League, PGA EuroPro Tour , ProGolf Tour, MENA Golf Tour.

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