At the 2016 World Golf championship - Cadillac Championship event hosted at the TPC Blue Monster course at Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida, Rory McIlroy got to meet the now president elect of the United States of America Donald Trump, and according to McIlroy, the pleasure was all Trump's.
In a video published to the file share site Youtube, McIlroy is featured partaking in an interview hosted by a young child going by the name of 'Billy' at the Jumeriah Golf Estates in Dubai, part of the European Tour’s ‘Little Interview’ series.
During the interview McIlroy is asked a number of questions designed to test the former world number one golfer's sense of humor.
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For example, the interview starts with McIlroy being confronted with a number of historical photographs depicting the star sporting some rather outrageous hair styles, along with the question: "What were you thinking?"
Young Billy then moves on to asking questions about McIlroy's decision to pull out of the Olympics due to being "so scared of a little tiny Mosquito", and the Northern Irelander's views on women's tennis - to which McIlroy replies by saying he doesn't follow the sport these days - before closing the interview with the question: "Who tried hardest to be your friend out of Donald Trump and Niall Horan?"
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After a short spurt of giggling, McIlroy answers: "Donald Trump", and after the two spent some time together at this year's Cadillac Championships, it is easy to see how McIlroy came to his decision.
During the second round of the event McIlroy let his emotions get the better of him by hurling his 3-iron into a lake on the 8th hole at the Blue Monster course.
In a move of absolute generosity to his fellow golf enthusiast, Mr Trump hired a professional scuba-diver to jump into the lake and retrieve the sunken 3-iron.
McIlroy spent the Saturday playing with just 13 clubs, but on the Sunday he was met on the practice range with Donald Trump carrying the missing 3-iron.
“Rory, I didn’t want you to play with 13 clubs again,” said Trump as he handed over the golf club in person. He concluded by stating that “Thirteen is an unlucky number.”
McIlroy was said to have found the whole thing rather amusing, and pledged to give the 3-iron back to Trump at the end of the tournament.
On the iron's future, Trump said: “We could auction it off to charity or we could put it in a trophy case here at Doral.”
“I give a lot of money to charity so I think we’ll have the club mounted and placed in the clubhouse somewhere,” he continued.
It would seem that the four-time major championship winner was not overly impressed with One Direction's Horan and his efforts to get friendly with him after the two partnered up for the PGA Celebrity Pro-Am competition last year.
Check out the full interview with McIlroy below: (The Trump question comes at 4:40)
Instead it was Trump who shined the brightest in the eyes of the golfing legend.