Rory: Claret jug 'needs a bit of a clean' after night out


After capturing the claret jug, Rory McIlroy promised to drink “everything and anything” out of the oldest trophy in golf.

During his final night in Liverpool, he and his pals filled up the ancient chalice with Jägermeister, a licorice-flavored liqueur. On Monday night, McIlroy reportedly spent the evening at a Dublin nightclub.

The trophy apparently emerged from the two-night bender in pretty rough shape. When McIlroy met with Northern Ireland’s political leaders at the Stormont Castle on Tuesday, he did so empty-handed. 

“I’m sorry I don’t have the claret jug with me,” he told the media in attendance. “It’s not going everywhere with me. It actually needs a bit of a clean after last night.”

The 25-year-old also met with first minister Peter Robinson and deputy first minister Martin McGuinness after his victory at the 2011 U.S. Open. According to this report, McGuinness nearly took out one of his advisers after badly shanking a chip shot during a photo shoot.

After the media tour, McIlroy is reportedly considering spending the weekend in New York City before flying to Ohio for next week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, according to the Telegraph.