Rory McIlroy wrote this brilliant letter to the young fan who caught a historic ball

Youngster caught eagle ball from McIlroy’s $11.5m FedEx Cup win.

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IT WAS AN eagle on the 16th hole that turned the Tour Championship in Rory McIlroy’s favour and helped him to scoop the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus.

Now the young fan who caught McIlroy’s historic ball when it was tossed into the gallery has another piece of memorabilia to treasure.

The world number two wrote this brilliant letter to the boy, named Brady, thanking him for his support.

ESPN golf correspondent Jason Sobel, who is a friend of Brady’s uncle, shared the letter on Twitter last night.

McIlroy wrote:

“Hi Brady!

“I hope you are keeping well. I just want to thank you for coming to watch me at the Tour Championship. I also believe you were able to get the ball I threw into the spectators after my eagle on 16. Very well done! That shot turned the Tournament in my favour and helped me to eventually win this year’s FedEx Cup.

“I’m also so glad that somebody young was able to get it before an adult! I hope the ball and this short letter remind you that I have always wanted young people to do well in life. It may be at school, playing sport or even just being with your family, but doing your best is really what’s most important.”

Gavin Cooney
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– First published 09.28

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