Rory McIlroy's Irish Open pro-am partners rolled in late for tee time
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Rory McIlroy’s Irish Open pro-am partners rolled in late for tee time

If you had a chance to play golf with Rory McIlroy, odds are that you'd show up way too early for your tee time and happily pound ball after ball on the range until the world No. 1 appeared for your game.

That wasn't the case on Wednesday at the Irish Open. McIlroy was stood up by his three pro-am partners, according to Golf by Tour Miss. The tournament host was on the first tee at Royal County Down, wondering where his partners were. When the time came to begin the round, McIlroy was announced to applause, but was left wondering if he should even bother to hit a shot if his partners weren't going to appear.

While waiting, McIlroy went to some of the crowd and asked, Would anyone like a game of golf?”

After about 10 minutes, two of the partners finally showed up to play.

“No hurry guys, no hurry," McIlroy joked to the group that paid $160,000 at a charity auction the night prior for the opportunity to play with McIlroy. "Take your time.”

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