The Open Championship: Rory McIlroy returns to Northern Ireland

Fourteen years ago, then 16-year-old McIlroy carded the lowest round ever seen at Royal Portrush at the 2005 Northern Ireland championship.

    Golf and the year's final major - the Open Championship - gets underway in Northern Ireland on Thursday.

    The Royal Portrush has not hosted the event since 1951, but for one of the favourites, the course does hold some more recent happy memories.

    Al Jazeera's Rahul Pathak reports.


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