RORY McILROY was always destined to take to the course and there is video evidence to prove it.
The Ryder Cup star went on prime-time television to show off his skills when he was only nine years old.
McIlroy, now 34, is preparing to compete in this year's Ryder Cup in Italy and has found great success in his golf career.
The Northern Irishman has won 24 tournaments on the PGA Tour, 16 on the European Tour as well as the PGA Championship in 2012 and 2014.
But he was first on screen 25 years ago in 1998 as he went on television to prove his golf ability in a novel way.
McIlroy had been invited on the show after he won the World Junior Tournament under-10 division in Florida.
READ MORE IN GOLF
How to join The Sun's brilliant new WhatsApp channel in three easy steps
Ryder Cup course in Italian capital city is home to colony of SWAMP RATS
Before showing off his chipping skills, he was able to juggle a golf ball on the face of his club.
During the trick, he even moved his leg between the ball and the club while it was in the air.
McIlroy then proceeded to show that he was able to chip a ball through the open door of a washing machine after a couple of failed attempts.
Some fans could not believe the skill he showed at such a young age as they flooded the comment section.
Most read in Football
Sancho DEACTIVATES Instagram after he is ‘banned from all Man Utd facilities’
PHIL YOUR BOOTS
Phil Jones looks like a new man as he begins new career after Man Utd exit
Sancho ‘banned from all Man Utd facilities including CANTEEN’ after Ten Hag row
Maddy Cusack’s death not suspicious, police say as they release update
CASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERS
One commented: "I almost couldn't believe he can swing like that, for a 3-year-old??"
A second wrote: "Amazing, and now he is one of the top golfers in the world."
A third joked: "Wonder what he’s doing today."
Earlier this month, McIlroy did not show the same amount of accuracy but did get a slice of luck as he avoided the water on the 18th hole at Wentworth.
During the tournament, McIlroy also slammed its controversial late-night finish as he labelled it a "s***show".
McIlroy's successful career has seen him be able to live a lavish lifestyle with a car collection that includes a Lamborghini and two Ferraris.
Fans going to watch McIlroy at the Ryder Cup this year will have to pay some eye-watering prices for food on the course menu.
Source: Read Full Article