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McIlroy plans trip to Haiti
The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland, who opened with a 66 to share the first-round lead at the Memorial, is going to Haiti on Monday and Tuesday for what he said “should be an eye-opening experience.”
The trip figures to be part of a week filled with two extremes. McIlroy will go from Haiti to Washington for two days of practice at Congressional for the U.S. Open. Then after a day with a corporate sponsor in New Jersey, he plans to spend the weekend at Pine Valley Golf Club before heading over to the next major championship.
“You want to associate yourself with a charity that you feel close to, and UNICEF works with mainly a children’s charity,” McIlroy said. “And I feel like I’m the sort of age that I can relate to younger people. I just don’t want to put my name on it. I wanted to do something, and they were very keen for me to go and see somewhere where they’re hands-on.
“It just fit in quite well that I could go to Haiti for a couple of days and see what they do.”
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