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All the fecking lols.

Rory McIlroy decided to take some time our of his, er… downtime, to play a round of golf with controversial president Donald Trump.

The Irish golfer has been out of the game recently after suffering a stress fracture to the ribs – but didn't say no when good 'ol Donnie asked him out.

According to a website called No Laying Up, Rory rode around in a golf cart for the day, and said that the POTUS isn't too bad a golfer for a man of his age.

"He probably shot around 80. He's a decent player for a guy in his 70s."

Of course, Rory's fans were livid on social media, and didn't hide it, either:

What did you get yourself into, Rory?!

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It may be a bit to soon for his own stag do', but Rory McIlroy was soaking up the Dublin sun yesterday as he enjoyed a day out with his pals.

Celebrating a friend's upcoming nuptials, the golfer enjoyed a closed-off cruise around the city.

The star looked super relaxed as he had a few beers on the Dublin Bay Cruise's boat, with the company taking to Twitter to show how he can "do Friday evenings."

Rory, who is set to tie the knot with fiancée Erica Stoll next year, had to pull out of the Olympics in Rio over fears of the Zika Virus, so he certainly needed a nice, relaxing weekend.

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In the past, there had been some controversy over whether Holywood-native Rory McIlroy would represent Ireland or Britain at the Olympics later this year.

However, and after announcing to much fanfare that he would compete alongside his fellow boys and girls in green, the 27-year-old has withdrawn from the event entirely. 

Citing health concerns, a statement released by the professional golfer read: “After much thought and deliberation, I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration for this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero.

“After speaking with those closest to me, I’ve come to realise that my health and my family’s health comes before anything else. Even though the risk of infection from the Zika virus is considered low, it is a risk nonetheless and a risk I am unwilling to take."

The statement, as published by irishtimes.com, continued: “I trust the Irish people will understand my decision. The unwavering support I receive every time I compete in a golf tournament at home or abroad means the world to me.

“I will continue to endeavour to make my fans and fans of golf proud with my play on the course and my actions off it.”

Last month, Rory had hinted at his uncertainty of travelling to Brazil, stating: “As it gets closer, I am relishing the thought of going down there and competing for gold.

"But I have been reading a lot of reports about Zika and there have been some articles coming out saying that it might be worse than they are saying. I have to monitor that situation.”

The Olympic Council Of Ireland has now expressed its disappointment at the news.

However, it also reflected: “Rory was set to be one of the big stars of Rio 2016, but now there is an opportunity for another Irish golfer to take up the chance to become an Olympian and participate in golf’s historic return to the Olympic Games after a 112-year absence.”

Rory and a gaggle of mates yesterday travelled by private jet to France to see Northern Ireland take on world champions Germany – a game they sadly lost 0-1.

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It's official! After much speculation on the subject last week, it's been confirmed that Rory McIlroy is indeed engaged once again.

The golfing pro stepped out on the red carpet with his new fiancée Erica Stoll last night, after popping the question in Paris just a few days ago.

Just look at that rock!

Of course, this isn't Rory's first time getting down on one knee.

Rory and PGA employee Erica went public with their relationship almost a year ago,  just months after the golf pro called off his engagement to tennis player Caroline Wozniacki.

The loved-up pair were spotted ringing in the 2015 New Year in Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo, with eyewitnesses saying Rory seemed head over heels with his new lady love.

Prior to meeting Erica, the golfer, who has a fortune of €400m, was linked to Northern Irish model Sasha Gale.

As for Caroline, she too has moved on – with NFL player JJ Watt – but in a recent interview she recalled struggling to cope after Rory's shock decision to end things.

"It feels like someone close to you has died," she told The Independent of the split, which happened just days before she was due to send out wedding invites.

Let's hope this engagement goes more smoothly for Rory.

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It's wedding bells for Rory McIlroy again, as the Northern Irish golfing pro is reportedly engaged.

The 26-year-old is said to have popped the question in Paris this week – and last night's romantic snap of the Eiffel Tower certainly suggests Rory was enjoying the city of love with his girlfriend Erica Stoll.

 

Bonjour! #jesuisparis

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Rory and PGA employee Erica went public with their relationship almost a year ago,  just months after the golf pro called off his engagement to tennis player Caroline Wozniacki after getting cold feet.

The pair were spotted ringing in the 2015 New Year in Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo, with eyewitnesses saying Rory seemed head over heels with his new lady love.

Prior to meeting Erica, the golfer, who has a fortune of €400m, was linked to Northern Irish model Sasha Gale.

As for Caroline, she too has moved on – with NFL player JJ Watt – but in a recent interview she recalled struggling to cope after Rory's shock decision to end things.

"It feels like someone close to you has died," she told The Independent of the split, which happened just days before she was due to send out wedding invites.

"In my head I had everything until that moment. I had a great career, I was getting married, I had a perfect family.

"Everything was great. There was really nothing going against me. I was happy, very happy. Then all of a sudden something happens that you don’t expect."

Let's hope engagement number two goes more smoothly for Rory.

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Not too long ago it appeared that ladies (and possibly some men) the world over were completely infatuated with none other than ourselves.

Actually, to be totally truthful, it’s the Irish men they fancy. A dating and travel website, MissTravel.com has even recorded Irish lads to be the best looking in the world.

Well, tell us something we don’t know. If you haven’t exactly been feeling the love for the home grown talent lately, allow us to refresh your memories.

We gathered up a list of Ireland’s most eligible bachelors.

 

Micheal Fassbender

The Kerry-native is a BIG hit in Hollywood. We’re not all that surprised, what a lovely smile you have got there Michael.

 

Niall Horan

Our most favourite member of 1D. Seeing one of them is already set for fatherhood, it’s only a matter of time before the rest follow suit so we better get to tweeting this Mullingar guy soon.

 

Domhnall Gleeson

The 32-year old is not just a one trick pony; he writes, acts and directs. Bonus points for being besties with Brad and Angelina.

 

Hozier

That album; that guitar; THAT voice. Need we say anymore? Nope, didn’t think so.

 

Cian Healy

Not just a rugby player either. He also loves dogs and he's a DJ.

 

Rory McIlroy

The Co. Down local spent 93 weeks as the world's number one ranked professional golfer. That's an awful lot trips to Dubai, and Florida, FYI.

 

Dave Kearney

Brother Rob might get more attention, but we reckon Leinster star Dave is every bit as desirable. He seems to hold babies well too. #swoon

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She'd just been knocked out of the fourth round of Wimbledon (despite being a former world No.1 – she's never made it to the London tournament's quarter-final stage).

So understandably, Caroline Wozniacki probably wasn't in the best form during the post match press conference. 

Then – in a move that could be described as the very definition of adding insult to injury – a final question pops up.

"Do you have any messages for Rory McIlroy who sustained an injury to his ankle today?" comes the rather inappropriate query. 

Cue Ms Wozniacki putting on her fiercest face; looking to the left, then looking to the right. She next stares intently at a moderator who is prompted (while also probably terrified) to tell the gathered media: "We'll stick to tennis questions."

The Dane was beaten in straight sets yesterday by Garbine Muguruza.

​She and Mr McIlroy dated from 2011. They became engaged over New Year's Eve in January 2014 and were due to marry last November.

However, a week after the wedding invites went out last summer, Rory famously broke up with her over the phone.

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A casual game of soccer turned to disaster for Rory McIlroy on Saturday after he suffered a bad ankle injury that could rule him out of the upcoming British Open.

Although it's unconfirmed yet whether the Northern Irish golfer will be fit for the competition at St Andrew's next week, given the extent of his injuries it looks like it will be a close call. Rory took to Instagram this morning to share an update with his fans, posting a picture of himself looking sombre with crutches and an ankle brace:

"Total rupture of left ATFL (ankle ligament) and associated joint capsule damage in a soccer kickabout with friends on Saturday," he wrote. "Continuing to assess extent of injury and treatment plan day by day. Rehab already started….. Working hard to get back as soon as I can."

As for Rory's ex-fiancée Caroline Wozniacki, we're sure she's feeling a little bit smug today after what has been an incredible couple of weeks for her. Not only has she trashed three contenders in the Women's Singles at Wimbledon so far to make it into the last-16 stage, but she also finally seems to be moving on from Rory with someone new.

Caroline and Rory split last summer when the golfer suddenly called off their engagement during a seven-minute phone call. Tennis pro Caroline was left heartbroken, but a year on she has found love again with NFL player JJ Watt.

Now that Rory's been forced to take some time off, we wonder if he'll be checking out Caroline's latest Wimbledon match today from his sick bed…

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Since her highly publicised break-up from Rory McIlroy last May, Caroline Wozniacki has been relatively quiet on the dating scene… until now.

The tennis pro was left heartbroken when Rory called their engagement off over the phone last summer, just days after wedding invitations had been sent out. Although Northern Irish golfing star Rory has been linked to a string of models since the split, Caroline has been content to wait for the right person to come along, and it seems she didn't have to wait too long.

Fans first spotted Caroline with NFL player JJ Watt at an American football game back in April. Neither of the pair have yet to officially confirm the relationship, but given their recent joint vacations to Florida and Paris in recent weeks, it seems pretty official to us.

Speaking earlier this year about her shock split from Rory, Caroline said she struggled hugely to cope with what happened at the time. "It feels like someone close to you has died," she said of the split in an interview with The Independent.

"In my head I had everything until that moment. I had a great career, I was getting married, I had a perfect family. Everything was great. There was really nothing going against me. I was happy, very happy. Then all of a sudden something happens that you don’t expect."

After such a rocky road, we're glad to see Caroline has found love again. But the real worry here is… will she be able to finally wear heels this time around?

Hopefully JJ can succeed where other boyfriends have failed!

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It was a big day for One Direction's Niall Horan yesterday as he took to the Masters course in Augusta, Georgia to caddy for Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy.

Niall was delighted at the prospect of helping out at the Masters Par 3 contest, after Rory asked him in Australia late last year.

All was going well for the Mullingar man until he slipped on some wet leaves and snotted himself in full view of hundreds of news cameras.

CRINGE. Of course, there's already a slow-mo version doing the rounds, in case you were wondering:

Not his best moment. Ever the martyr, Niall is hoping other caddies will learn from his tragic mistake:

Excuse us while we watch the slow-mo Vine again…

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Niall Horan has landed his dream job and is tweeting all about it.

However, fans need not fear he is abandoning One Direction quite yet as the singer is currently acting as a caddie for golfer, Rory McIlroy.

Niall, as a caddie? We know, it's hard to imagine – but true!

Niall couldn’t contain his excitement about landing the gig, tweeting a photo of himself and Rory, writing: “About to caddie for @McIlroyRory!! Follow @TheMasters to watch us win the #par3contest.”

Now that is a serious dream team – we wouldn’t want to be taking these legends on, that’s for sure.

At least Niall has something to fall back on if things with One Direction don't work out…

Good luck out there, guys. 

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Rory McIlroy might have dumped her just months before their wedding date, but tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki has moved on – and she doesn't need our sympathy. 

The sports star was left reeling when Northern Irish golfer Rory made the shock decision to call the wedding off, and says it took her a while to come to terms with the loss. 

"It feels like someone close to you has died," she said of the split in an interview with The Independent. "In my head I had everything until that moment. I had a great career, I was getting married, I had a perfect family. Everything was great. There was really nothing going against me. I was happy, very happy. Then all of a sudden something happens that you don’t expect."

Despite her heartbreak, Caroline says she learnt a lot about herself after the break-up. "I think I didn’t know how strong I was until that happened. And I didn’t know how much you can actually take… You have to go through all of that. I think that taught me so much. I think I grew up so much in that short amount of time."

Rory was quick to move on from the split, and was spotted out and about with Northern Irish model Sasha Gale just weeks later. 

Caroline instead decided to throw herself into her career – though she did make a few sly digs at Rory along the way, like this epic Instagram burn shortly after the split where she revealed she hadn't worn high heels in three years to avoid towering over poor Rory:

Love it!

Although she has not yet found another serious love interest, Caroline says she is taking things as they come. "I know what I want, I know what I can accept, what I can’t accept, what I need, what I don’t need. I think those are all things that I can bring with me in the future. And if I meet another guy who I think is great, then I also know what I can expect from myself and from him."

What a brilliant attitude to have!

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