Rory McIlroy loses clubs on flight to Ireland

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts during the third round of the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2014
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Rory McIlroy's loses his clubs on a flight to Ireland ahead of the Irish Open.

Rory McIlroy's preparations for this week's Irish Open were disrupted on Monday when he lost his clubs during a flight from the USA.

The 25-year-old Irishman tweeted on Tuesday that he was still without his clubs, despite arriving in Dublin 24 hours earlier.

However, United Airlines later tweeted: "Your clubs will be in tomorrow and we'll deliver them to the tournament for you."

The Irish Open gets underway in Cork on Thursday.

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