Aug 18, 2016

    McIlroy donates $1.5m to Irish children charities


    RORY McIlroy's Irish Open win earlier this year raised almost one million euros (S$1.5 million) for three children's charities, thanks to a donation by the Northern Irishman's Foundation.

    "While winning the Irish Open meant a lot to me, being able to give my prize money to three local children's charities made it all feel much more special," the world No. 5 said on Tuesday.

    "I can think of no charities as worthy or deserving of support than Barretstown, the Jack And Jill Foundation and LauraLynn Children's Hospice."

    Four-time major winner McIlroy shot a closing 69 to finish three shots clear of Scotland's Russell Knox and Welshman Bradley Dredge at the K Club on the outskirts of Dublin in May.

    "This 317,000 euros donation (for each charity) from the Rory Foundation is literally a gift of time to the families under our wing," said Jack And Jill Foundation chief executive Jonathan Irwin.