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Rory McIlroy respects Gary Player

Updated: July 31, 2013, 3:36 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

AKRON, Ohio -- Rory McIlroy's reaction to Gary Player's unsolicited advice regarding marriage? He wasn't aware of it.

McIlroy, who spent the weekend playing golf near his boyhood home in Northern Ireland before traveling to the site of this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, was caught off guard when asked to respond to the nine-time major winner, who had suggested he needed to "find the right wife."

Player's comments were aired recently in a U.K. radio interview in which ...

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