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Adorable video of fresh-faced Rory McIlroy shouting about Tony Finau’s family resurfaces as childhood friends meet in third round of US Open


An adorable video has emerged of a young Rory McIlroy talking about his friendship with Tony Finau after golf’s all-star lineup at the US Open on Saturday.

McIlroy, 35, and Finau, 34, are now established pros, but the Northern Irishman once stayed at the Utah native’s home as a child during a summer trip to the US.

«They’re a really fun family,» says a fresh-faced McIlroy in an old PGA of America clip from when the two golfers competed in the 2004 Junior Ryder Cup.

“And I had a really good experience with them.

When the pair played together at Pinehurst, the clip went viral as it was posted by the Rory McIlroy Tracker and has received more than 110,000 views at the time of writing.

Tony Finau speaks at the 2004 Junior Ryder Cup

Rory McIlroy and Tony Finau talked about their friendship at the 2004 Junior Ryder Cup

McIlroy stayed at Finau's house for one summer as a child and they became friends after that

McIlroy stayed at Finau’s house for one summer as a child and they became friends after that

The old friends were reunited Saturday when they played in the US Open at Pinehurst

The old friends were reunited Saturday when they played in the US Open at Pinehurst

In the video, Finau also talked about his sweet friendship with McIlroy.

«I couldn’t wait to see him and when I saw him at the hotel I was hugging him,» he said. And we had a good time.’

McIlroy added in an old video that it was ‘weird’ to see an old friend he hadn’t seen in two or three years.

At the time of writing, the old friends are near the top of the pack in five holes of the third round, with Finau tied for second place at five under par and McIlroy not far behind at four under par.

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In a statement to The Guardian on Tuesday, he addressed the speculation surrounding his relationship, saying: “Recently there have been rumors about my personal life, which is unfortunate. Reacting to every rumor is a fool’s game.

«Over the past few weeks, Erica and I have realized that our best future is a family together. Fortunately, we have resolved our differences and look forward to a new beginning.”



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