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McIlroy relishes time with President Clinton

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NORTON, Mass. – Rory McIlroy is no stranger to meeting heads of state and famous figures, but even the world No. 1 can become a tad star struck at times.

Following last week’s Barclays in New Jersey, McIlroy spent a few days on Long Island playing various golf courses, including Sebonack, and on Tuesday he had lunch with President Bill Clinton in Sag Harbor, N.Y.

“Any time you get a chance to spend some time with a person like that, the stories that he can tell and the life experiences that he’s had, it’s just a great man to listen to,” McIlroy said on Thursday at the Deutsche Bank Championship.


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McIlroy said he planned to play golf with the former president but because of family obligations Clinton was unable to make the early tee time. Instead the two had an extended lunch.

“We talked a lot about golf. We talked about a lot of other stuff,” McIlroy said. “I take a lot out of those sort of experiences.”