Rory McIlroy's golf clubs left behind
Even big-time golfers must sometimes endure the hassles of air travel.
Rory McIlroy made that clear Tuesday on Twitter when he sought out United Airlines to seek the whereabouts of his lost golf clubs. McIlroy had traveled from the U.S. Open in Pinehurst, N.C., to Ireland for this week's Irish Open at Fota Island Resort.
Hey @united landed in Dublin yesterday morning from Newark and still no golf clubs... Sort of need them this week... Can someone help!?- Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) June 17, 2014
United didn't take long to get back to McIlroy:
@McIlroyRory We understand how important your clubs are to you. Please follow and DM us you bag reference ID. We'd like to follow up. ^JH- United (@united) June 17, 2014
@McIlroyRory We have good news. Your clubs will be in tomorrow and we'll deliver them to the tournament for you. ^JH- United (@united) June 17, 2014
McIlroy had numerous responses to his tweet, mostly from frustrated golfers who have dealt with the same problem.
But there was also one from a 10-time major champion on the LPGA Tour who is now retired -- Annika Sorenstam.
McIlroy, ranked sixth in the world, tied for 23rd at the U.S. Open.