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Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the British Open in a memorable way

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McIlroy after winning the British Open
McIlroy after winning the British Open.

Rory McIlroy has been celebrating his third career major championship win in an interesting way after he won the British Open on Sunday.

McIlroy now has a certain type of celebration that he does when winning a major that gives him and university students everywhere something in common.

Pictures have emerged from McIlroy's post tournament celebrations in which one of his friends is seen pouring a full bottle of German liquor Jagermeister into the Claret Jug.

Definitely not a celebration you would want your mum seeing right? Wrong, in fact McIlroy's mother is actually seen holding the trophy so they don't spill any of the precious beverage.

This isn't the first time that McIlroy has been seen celebrating a major championship with the popular drink, after his U.S Open victory in 2011 he was seen filling the trophy with the black sauce once again.

This isn't the first time that the Golf Champion Trophy has been used as a beverage holder after last year's victor Phil Mickelson claims to have filled it with a $40,000 bottle of wine.

Rory cashing in

McIlroy won the British Open on Sunday after the final round where he finished with a three point lead over Spain's Sergio Garcia and America's Rickie Fowler.

It was the third major championship won by the Northern Irishman after he won the U.S Open in 2011 and the PGA Championship in 2012.

But Rory wasn't the only member of the McIlroy family who had reasons to smile on Sunday as his father also had a pretty big win.

Back in 2004, McIlroy's father, Gerry placed a £200 bet that his son would win the British Open within 10 years and at the last chance, he got paid.

After nine unsuccessful attempts, Rory finally came through for his dad who won the bet at a price of 500/1 at the time.

The bet paid back £100,000 for his father and two of his father's friends who also placed similar wagers at he time.

At the price of 500/1 his friends were believed to placed a combined bet £160 and are now walking away with £80,000 in winnings.

McIlroy's win will surely now put all eyes on him to bring in further major championships.

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