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.


Rory launches Cancer Fund for Children's Short Break Centre

World No.1 golfer Rory McIlroy officially opened Cancer Fund for Children's Therapeutic Short Break Centre, Daisy Lodge, in Newcastle Northern Ireland on Tuesday 7th October 2014. The new centre, which is the first of its kind in the UK and Ireland, will provide short breaks to up to 500 families a year affected by cancer.

The Rory Foundation to host the Irish Open in 2015

The 2015 Irish Open Hosted by The Rory Foundation will be held from May 28-31 in McIlroy’s native Northern Ireland at Royal County Down, a venue which is particularly close to the World Number One’s heart and one which witnessed his final appearance as an amateur, in the 2007 Walker Cup. 

The Rory Foundation, which was set up at the start of last year to raise funds for children’s charities across the world, will also become the tournament’s official charity, with the beneficiaries to be chosen by the Foundation in conjunction with The European Tour.

As the tournament host, McIlroy is committed to enhancing an already world-class field by recruiting his fellow players from both The European and US PGA Tours, and the four-time Major Champion will also work closely alongside the Tour in developing the event’s commercial and sponsorship activities. For more info visits

8 Tournaments - 2 Golf Bags

For a total of eight tournaments, beginning this week at the WGC-Accenture Match Play in Arizona, Rory will carry one of two golf bags showing the Bose logo. As a Global Ambassador for the brand, Rory has teamed up with Bose to highlight the work of his charity, the Rory Foundation. Then, at select fundraising events over the coming months and with the financial support of Bose, the one-off Golf Bags will be auctioned with the proceeds going to benefit the children’s charities supported by the Rory Foundation. 


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