Still planning Mexico return, McIlroy plays with Trump

A weekend after Ernie Els was unable to play in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with a neck injury and wound up playing with the 45th President, four-time major victor Rory McIlroy, who is on the shelf for a few more weeks with a rib injury, played with Trump at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., according to No Laying Up.

The pair were joined on the course by Kildare-born ISM agent Nick Mullen and Trump's friend Rich Levine.

A picture posted on Twitter by Clear Sports on Sunday showed its chief executive Garry Singer alongside former New York Yankee Paul O'Neill, McIlroy and President Trump at Trump International. He said he rode in the cart for all 18 holes with the president. He plans to return to action next month at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

"He probably shot around 80", he said.

"But playing in his free time with Trump is a political choice".

Considering how people are running away from the Trump White House like it's on fire, it's more than a little surprising to see Rory McIlroy being photographed alongside Donald Trump.

The Grand Slam of Golf was moved from Trump National in Los Angeles, while the PGA Tour began considering alternative venues for the WGC-Cadillac Championship after his call for a "total and complete" ban on Muslims entering America following terrorist attacks.

In response to that news McIlroy said that they would all just have to "climb over the wall".

  • Julie Sanders