McIlroy’s money bags

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RORY McIlroy has launched a new charity fundraising scheme to help youngsters.

In the first six tournaments he plays, his bag will carry the name and logo of a different children’s charity. The bag will be auctioned online during the event, with the advertised organisations benefiting from the money.

McIlroy said: “When I was younger my parents sacrificed everything to allow me to play the game I love. Having that support from my family gave me the opportunity to chase my dreams. But I know that every child is not so fortunate. My aim is that The Rory Foundation will support children’s charities, big and small, around the world that try to give kids that helping hand.”

The initiative is known as the 6 Bags Project, and the first charity whose logo will be on the golf bag in Abu Dhabi is from McIlroy’s home, the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children (NICFC).

The auctions will be held through the website.