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Whose life would we prefer to have?

Big fights, successful gambling, playing golf for a living – it’s not a bad way to spend your time.

WHILE WE WAIT for President van Rompuy and his hatchet-man Ollie Rehn to kick in the front door, some of our best young sporting talent are swanning around the globe.

In the first of our Twitter diaries… *adopts David Frost voice*… let’s see who spends their evenings  in a glamourous, Far East race-course like this.

Hint: it’s Rory McIlroy.

Whose life would we prefer to have?
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  • A life in tweets

    The Holywood man is gracious in defeat after a good finish in Singapore.
  • A life in tweets

    A celebrity encounter of the PJ and Duncan kind. The TV duo were probably off to Oz for I'm A Celebrity, which is nice.
  • A life in tweets

    Rory is optimistic of a good night, hours ahead of last Saturday night's big fight in the MEN Arena.
  • A life in tweets

    ... but A-Farce's abject display in three rounds of shame affects the usually-upbeat McIlroy's demenour.
  • A life in tweets

    "This is what I just won off @Graeme_McDowell today! Easy money! Haha" We don't want to know how he 'won' it. Hopefully a putting contest.
  • A life in tweets

    "Happy valley race course. Right in the middle of the city. Very cool!" Yes, it is Rory. Yes it is.
  • A life in tweets

    "Hong Kong from the peak! What a view!!" I'm getting well jeals now. He's like the character in the Fast Show: 'Hong Kong, brilliant! Communist China is brilliant too though!'
  • A life in tweets

    McIlroy bids farewell to this tweeps earlier today ahead of another bid for glory in Hong Kong. Or as he calls it Thong Tkong.

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