Obama mentions McIlroy during Belfast speech


Spending several days this week in Northern Ireland for the global G8 Summit, President Barack Obama took time during one of his scheduled appearances to discuss an interest shared by many in the country: golf.

'I am unhappy that I won't get a few rounds in while I'm here,' noted Obama during a recent speech in Belfast.

An avid golfer who notably played a round earlier this year with world No. 1 Tiger Woods, Obama went on to mention an encounter he had with world's No. 2 player, who happens to hail from Northern Ireland.

'I did meet Rory McIlroy last year, and Rory offered to get my swing sorted,' added Obama, drawing applause from the crowd gathered at the mention of the Ulsterman's name. 'Which was a polite way of saying, 'Mr. President, you need help.''