Golf superstar Rory McIlory was caught on camera talking about West Ham on his way to his £15m FedEx Cup triumph at the weekend.

West Ham have a long and illustrious list of celebrity fans and count several high profile golf stars among them.

From Oscar winning actress Dame Helen Mirren to England rugby boss Eddie Jones ( and Her Majesty the Queen herself, West Ham’s list of famous Hammers fans is long and star-studded.

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Celebrity West Ham supporters include a WWE superstar, six elite boxers, TV presenters, politicians, countless world famous actors and even Barack Obama.

Top golf stars Billy Horschel, Francesco Molinari and Paul McGinley are also big West Ham fans.

It seems West Ham really are massive everywhere they go.

Because even renowned Man United fan McIlroy wants to know about the Hammers.

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Golf superstar McIlory was caught on camera talking about West Ham on his way to his £15m FedEx Cup triumph at the weekend.

McIlroy overcame Scottie Scheffler to claim his historic third FedExCup victory at the Tour Championship at East Lakes, Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday.

Meanwhile over 4,000 miles away in Birmingham, West Ham were picking up their first win of the season against Aston Villa.

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Golf superstar Rory McIlory caught on camera talking about West Ham on his way to £15m FedEx Cup triumph

Right in the thick of his tussle to win the FedEx and bank the huge £15m prize, McIlroy was more interested in how West Ham were getting on against Villa.

As the camera zoomed in on Scheffler and McIlroy walking along the fairway as the coverage headed for an advertising break, the commentator remarks that the American ‘only leads by three’.

McIlroy can then be heard saying to his caddie: “West Ham beat Villa 1-0.”

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They did indeed Rory, courtesy of their first goal of the season – a deflected effort from Pablo Fornals.

The Hammers followed that up with a positive second half performance and 1-1 draw against Spurs on Wednesday night.

This is the kind of content we love. And McIlroy clearly genuinely loves his football too.


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