Holywood Golf Club may be Rory's club, but he has withdrawn support from a new book showcasing his development at the Northern Ireland course.
A new book, called "Rory's Club", debuted on Wednesday night in Holywood, with author/compiler Claude Costecalde telling the story of how the former world No. 1 cut his teeth at the Ulster club.
According to reports by the Belfast Telegraph and Irish Independent, McIlroy, who penned the book's foreword, soured on the book when he received a hard copy in China and saw it contained personal and family photographs he intended to use in an autobiography. The author says he received those photos, among 180 in the book, in good faith and with permission to publish them in the book.[line-quote color="red"]"It all began in Holywood, my hometown. My roots are there, my family and first friends lived there, it was where I went to school, and it was where I started playing golf. Holywood Golf Club, my school and my family encouraged me to take part in local and international championships before I reached the age of ten. Since then I have had the chance to play everywhere in the world, discover new places, make many new friends and inspire many new fans, but Holywood is still my home and Holywood Golf Club will always be Rory's club."[/line-quote]
McIlroy is playing this week in Dubai in the European Tour season finale at the DP World Tour Championship.