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In pics: Luke Fitzgerald seriously embarrassed himself in front of Rory McIlroy this morning

Fitzgerald sent his driver further than the ball.

Updated 15:30

I CAN’T IMAGINE many of those bodies were in a fit state to swing a golf club this morning, but those that were got a real treat, as world number two Rory McIlroy paid a visit to the Irish camp in Wales.

McIlroy was at the Millennium Stadium for yesterday’s win against France, and he took the short trip out to Newport to say hello to the team in their base at the Celtic Manor resort today.

And he took the squad members out to the practice range for their own private masterclass, taking their minds off the game yesterday.

Rory McIlroy tees off as the Irish players watch on Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

And despite waiting anxiously on results of a scan, Johnny Sexton popped out to pick up a few tips from the four-time Major winner.

Rory McIlroy with Dave Kearney, Jonathan Sexton and Dan Downey as Eoin Reddan tees off Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Ian Madigan looked the part in this Payne Stewart ensemble.

Ian Madigan Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Luke Fitzgerald found Sean Cronin’s attempted drive pretty funny….

Rory McIlroy with Luke Fitzgerald, Dave Kearney, Jonathan Sexton and Conor Murray Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

But karma was about to strike…

Rory McIlroy shares a joke with the Irish players as Luke Fitzgerald duffs a tee shot Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

After sending the golf ball approximately one inch off the tee, Fitzgerald ended up sending the driver 30 metres down the range.

Rory McIlroy shares a joke with the Irish players as Luke Fitzgerald duffs a tee shot Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

And luckily, the IRFU were there to capture the whole thing on film.

Source: IrishRugbyTVOfficial/YouTube

Not a bad way to spend your Monday morning.

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