Rory McIlroy makes amazing gesture to young fan at the British Masters

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A clip is currently going viral from the British Masters involving Rory McIlroy and a young fan. 

The short video - which you can see scrolling down - shows the Northern Irishman giving his ball to a young fan in the crowd at the 15th hole at Close House Golf Club in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Saturday.

It was a brilliant selfless gesture from McIlroy and certainly made young Henry's day.

The clip is all over social media and has attracted well over 3,000 retweets at the time of writing - mainly because of the expression of joy on Henry's face when he gets given the ball. 

Overall it was a good day for McIlroy he was able to put himself in firm contention by scoring six-under 64 in the third round. 

He birdied the third, fifth, sixth and ninth scoring 31 for the round and then followed this up on the 13th and 17th to bring him up to 10-under.

The highlight of his round came at the fifth hole with a chip-in from off the green, which drew a brilliant cheer from the on-looking supporters.

On the final day, the 28-year-old came up just short and finished three shots behind eventual winner Paul Dunne on 17-under.

It means McIlroy will go through an entire season without a tournament win for only the second time in his career. Nevertheless, he was still satisfied with his performance.

"It was nice to have a chance to win a tournament," he said. "The more chances I have like that the better.

On Dunne's victory, he added: "It's unbelievable to shoot 61 to win his first tournament, it's very well deserved."

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