RORY McIlroy, World number one gulf player, has promised to donate his prize money from the week’s Irish Open to the Rory Foundation, his charity organisation.
By this gesture, the Rory Foundation, will benefit to the tune of £294,000 if McIlory wins at Royal County Down, Northern Ireland.
The 26-year-old said: “When the European Tour approached us about getting involved, we thought it was a perfect way to really kick-start the foundation and start to help other people because of who I am and what I do. So honestly, what I want to get out of it this year is just to raise a lot of money for the foundation for the cancer fund, and ultimately if I play well, and if I do well in the tournament, then all the money that I earn is going to go towards that as well. I am playing for a lot of other people and it gives me an incentive to go out there and enjoy it and try to play well.”
McIlroy’s foundation helps children’s charities and its short break centre for families affected by cancer is close to the tournament venue.
— Jun 8, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT