Biscuits donning McIlroy's mug sell out at Holywood bakery
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Biscuits donning McIlroy’s mug sell out at Holywood bakery

Not only is Rory McIlroy single-handedly boosting the interest rate paid on certificates of deposit in the United Kingdom, he's also helping a suburban Belfast bakery thrive.

Skinner's Bakery in Holywood, McIlroy's hometown, created 300 German biscuits bearing the PGA champion's face on Monday. They sold out like, well, hot cakes.

“It’s because he’s a Holywood boy,” said Valerie Skinner, who owns the bakery with her husband, according to the Belfast Telegraph. “My husband Wilson had the idea of making the biscuits when we were watching Rory win the US Open Championship last year. We sold thousands of the biscuits then."

The bakery kept doing what works, just as Rory did. He won the PGA by eight shots - the same margin by which he won the U.S. Open a year ago at Congressional.

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