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Would you like to meet Rory McIlroy at The Open? Well now is your chance

By Claire Williamson

Would you like to meet world number one golfer Rory McIlroy at The Open?

Well one lucky fan and a guest will get to do just that next month at The Open at St Andrews thanks to a competition launched by the 26-year-old Holywood man.

All you have to do is make a video of your best golf shot and submit it to be in with a chance of meeting the golfing superstar.

The 144th Open takes place in July and the prizewinner will get to meet Rory prior to the Champion Golfers' Challenge and also watch him defend his title.

Rory McIlroy was at his brilliant best when The Open returned to Royal Liverpool in 2014.

The Co Down man led from start to finish, becoming only the third player in the history of the sport to win three Major Championships by the age of 25 after Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

In a video launching the competition Rory said: "I've teamed up with the open for a competition I'm really excited about. All I want you to do post a video of your very best golf shot. It can be anything a trick shot, a chip in, a great putt - whatever you like

"I'll pick my favourite video and the winner and a guest will win a trip to The Open to meet me at the home of golf.

"Pick up a club have some fun and show me your best shot. I'll see you at St Andrews."

There will be five runner-up prizes of the EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA tour GAME autographed by Rory.

The contest is open to everyone around the world and the deadline for entries is July 5, 2015.

How to Enter

1. Take a video of your best golf shot. It can be any type of shot – a trick shot, a chip-in or a great putt.  Just remember to be safe, get creative and have fun

2. Post the video to social media on Instagram, Vine, Twitter or Tumblr using the hashtag #MyBestShot


Upload the video to YouTube and email the link to Make sure your video is no more than 1 minute (60 seconds) in length.

3. Check back here before The Open to see if your video features on the website. The deadline for entries is 5 July, 2015.

Further reading:

Forbes name Rory McIlroy as 12th highest paid sportsman on earth 

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