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‘Soft As Charmin’: Golf World Left in Awe After Rory McIlroy Gives Them the Best Birthday Present

Published 05/04/2023, 2:27 PM EDT

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The Wells Fargo Championship is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year. The event clearly has the audience’s attention amid all this. Once more taking place at Quail Hollow, the competition has already begun and will finish on May 7. Despite the absence of Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm, the event still has got the top stars on the field. The stars include Jordan Spieth, Max Homa, Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy and others.

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The guy on the list who is most anticipated is still McIlroy, the champion in 2021. His play is surely going to catch the attention of the spectators. However, he has already been getting affection on the course because it is also the 34-year-old’s birthday.

A loving moment for McIlroy


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The competition is the eighth PGA Tour event to provide increased prize money. The third-ranked athlete in the world continues to receive all the attention, despite the fact that fans and pundits have placed other athletes as favorites at the Wells Fargo. Due to the fact that the birthday boy was born today, it was assumed that he would be the center of attention.

Recently, the PGA Tour uploaded a video from the Wells Fargo Championship’s opening day on their Twitter account. The four-time major champion was seen in the video receiving birthday greetings on the golf course. After McIlroy makes a shot, a member of the audience yells: “Happy birthday, Rory!” This clearly shows how much catch he has at the event.


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This demonstrates unequivocally that the Irish professional golfer is enjoying himself at Quail Hollow. McIlroy has participated in the competition 11 times and previously claimed three victories. This year, the 34-year-old will undoubtedly aim to make it four. In the meantime, this video of McIlroy receiving wishes while playing golf has attracted the attention of the fans, and many are already commenting on it.

Fans are reacting to Rory McIlroy getting wishes on the golf course

As the opening day of the Wells Fargo Championship coincided with the birthday of McIlroy, fans surely have showered him with wishes. After this loving video from the course went online, people have reacted heavily to it. Some of the fan reactions are as follows:

It is his 34th.

Meanwhile, the admirer of the PGA Tour star.

Those who went on to admire his strike.

However, haters and critics were also there.

Is he the worst?


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Numerous fans responded to the video. The fans, though, had differing opinions. The birthday boy’s many admirers continued to send him their best wishes and blessings. But many of them continued to ridicule the 34-year-old. Moreover, some even continued to laud the shot that McIlroy made in the video. Even if his recent form hasn’t been great, McIlroy’s performance at the competition is still the most anticipated.


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What are your views on this Rory McIlroy moment on the course? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by:

Suhaib Bashir Dar


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Suhaib is a new addition to the EssentiallySports team as a golf writer. His passion for golf started with his admiration for Tiger Woods, and his favorite golf book is the co-authored Unprecedented: The Masters and Me by the legend himself. Before transitioning to golf, Suhaib wrote about the NBA, where he explored the legacies of basketball legends like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
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Manaal Siddiqui