Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson win charity contest in Florida

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Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson celebrated their victory in accordance with the social distance guidelines

Rory McIlroy wore shorts, carried his own bag and won £ 910,000 for charity with a shot closest to the pin when golf returned to television on Sunday.

The world's number one teamed up with Dustin Johnson in a skins game against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff at the Seminole Golf Club, Florida, USA.

McIlroy and Johnson eventually won £ 1.53 million for Fowler and Woolf's £ 951,000.

The number of viewer donations totaled over £ 4 million, with the money being distributed to the corona virus relief funds.

In accordance with the social distance guidelines, there were no fans among the natural and the players competed without caddies.

"It's only been nine weeks since the players," said Northern Irishman McIlroy. "It feels a lot longer than that. We just had an unprecedented time, so it was nice to go outside again.

" It's a different setting from what we're used to, but for those competitive juices to get going again, it was nice to feel it. "

And those juices were clearly visible in the sudden death tie-breaker.

In a skins game, players compete for money every hole. With the prize being carried over to the next hole if there is no winner.

And after the last six holes had been halved, a £ 910,000 pot had to be won on a tiebreak hole with sudden death.

The players returned to the 121-meter par-three 17th and Wolff made his turn to about 18 feet, his playing partner Fowler hit a bunker and Johnson followed him into the sand McIlroy, who played last, hit his tee about 13 feet around the hole and win the money.

It meant that McIlroy was responsible for winning eight skins and contributions It cost £ 1 million, with Johnson claiming three skins American Fowler won all seven skins for his clutch. ]
Since no caddies were allowed, the players with their own bags remained around the court

. Last week, McIlroy criticized the way Donald Trump treated the coronavirus pandemic, and the U.S. President responded when he called the show.

"Many of them [golfers] are actually very political. Many of them like my politics very much and some of them don't, I think," he said.

"Those who don't, I don't get to see much."

Trump added, however, that it was "great" to watch people like McIlroy again after "I got tired of watching 10-year golf tournaments where you know who won ".

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