Close to comeback, Rory McIlroy plays golf with POTUS

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Close to comeback, Rory McIlroy plays golf with POTUS

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Close to comeback, Rory McIlroy plays golf with POTUS

Rory McIlroy is on schedule to return to the PGA Tour in a week.

According to No Laying Up, McIlroy, who has been out since mid-January with a stress fracture in one of his ribs, is planning on teeing it up in the WGC-Mexico City Championship next week.

McIlroy also, per No Laying Up, played golf this weekend and his TrackMan numbers were almost back to 100 percent. McIlroy wasn’t going to play a full round until next weekend, but a phone call Saturday night changed his mind.

The next morning, McIlroy was at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., playing golf with President Donald Trump. The two played with agent Nick Mullen of ISM and Trump’s friend Rich Levine.

“He probably shot around 80,” McIlroy told No Laying Up of Trump, whom he rode all 18 holes with in a cart. “He’s a decent player for a guy in his 70s.”

Apparently, former New York Yankees slugger Paul O’Neill and Clear Sports CEO Garry Singer were also playing during McIlroy’s round with the President, though not in the same group.

The White House had originally said Trump played only a few holes on Sunday but reversed itself Monday after McIlroy said he had played 18 holes with the president.

“As stated yesterday the President played golf. He intended to play a few holes and decided to play longer,” White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said Monday. “He also had a full day of meetings, calls and interviews for the new NSA, which he is continuing today before returning to Washington, D.C. tonight.”

This weekend marks Trump’s third straight at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, which he has taken to calling the “Winter White House.”

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