McIlroy upset with United Airlines after they lose his clubs

Rory McIlroy might need to bum a set of clubs if United Airlines doesn't fix its gaffe.

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Rory McIlroy will be in the field at the Irish Open this week, but as of right now, his clubs won’t be. Following his T-23 finish at the U.S. Open, McIlroy took the trip over the pond from Newark, N.J., to Dublin, Ireland, on Monday, but his clubs got hung up somewhere along the way.

McIlroy tweeted on Tuesday morning that his clubs haven’t arrived yet, pleading for help from United Airlines.

He’s absolutely right about needing them this week, and United Airlines understands that. It responded to McIlroy’s tweet, asking him to give the company a follow and send it his bag reference ID.

I’m not so sure that’s exactly "good news" for McIlroy. Maybe he should have taken Greg Norman up on his offer.

Golf clubs are tough to travel with, and McIlroy learned that the hard way. If only there was a way to carry your clubs on the plane yourself … oh wait, there is. McIlroy should give the DV8 Sports golf clubs a look. They might have helped.


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