McIlroy tees off on airline that lost his clubs

Posted: June 19, 2014

IT'S NEVER fun when an airline misplaces your luggage.

But it's an entirely different matter when you're Rory McIlroy and your clubs go missing.

McIlroy, who finished tied for 23rd at the U.S. Open last weekend, arrived in Ireland on Monday.

But his clubs didn't.

To make matters worse, he is scheduled to play in the Irish Open, which begins tomorrow in Cork.

That caused the anxious youngster to fire off this tweet to United Airlines yesterday:

"Hey @united landed in Dublin yesterday morning from Newark and still no golf clubs . . . Sort of need them this week . . . Can someone help!?"

It wasn't long before the airline tweeted back:

"We understand how important your clubs are to you. Please follow and DM us you bag reference ID. We'd like to follow up."

In the meantime, fellow golfer Greg Norman offered to help:

"WHAT COLOR BAG WOULD U LIKE?" Norman playfully tweeted . "EMERALD GREEN?"

United got back to McIlroy before he could respond to the "Shark."

"We have good news," wrote the airline. "Your clubs will be in tomorrow and we'll deliver them to the tournament for you."

Spaced-out fans

Things may get a little tense on the International Space Station next week.

The three-man crew has been enjoying a live stream of the World Cup matches. NASA's Reid Wiseman and Steve Swanson are rooting for the U.S, which defeated Ghana, 2-1, on Monday.

Earlier, Germany's Alexander Gerst enjoyed his country's 4-0 shellacking of Portugal.

However, the U.S. and Germany square off next Thursday.

Houston, we may have a problem.

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