Heading into the final round at The K Club in Ireland, Rory McIlroy sits two shots back of Hurly Long. In 2016, McIlroy was victorious at The K Club.
Regardless of his finish, McIlroy’s best moment of the week came Wednesday during a practice round. He let 7-year-old Michael Horgan, who has a brain tumor, walk with him on the ninth hole, thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Instead of just recording a video for Horgan, McIlroy let him inside the ropes and experience professional golf from up close.
Horgan sat next to McIlroy on a cart as the duo drove up the four-time major champion’s last hole of the day. On the approach shot, Horgan assisted McIlroy in getting his yardage.
When they got to the green, McIlroy gave Horgan a version of his putter. Michael’s birdie try sprinted by, and he said, “My dad always tells me to hit it softer.”
The interaction was priceless, and you can watch it here.