Rory McIlroy takes on Cristiano Ronaldo skills challenge
By Sky Sports Golf
Last Updated: 19/09/17 12:41pm
Rory McIlroy demonstrated his footballing talent as he responded to Cristiano Ronaldo’s skills challenge on social media.
The four-time major champion and former world No 1 has battled form and injury during a winless campaign, but showed his sporting talent goes much further than the golf course.
Ronaldo launched his challenge on Instagram as part of a promotion of his new fragrance line, where he nominated McIlroy and a number of high-profile figures to show off their football skills.
Do you want to win a bundle of products from @cristianoronaldo_fragrances ? Show me your best trick, publish it with #CR7Challenge and don’t forget, challenge 7 friends! 😉 I’m nominating @nicorosberg @niallhoran @rorymcilroy @thenotoriousmma @miguelpaixao7 @chrismd10 @realcalfreezy ! My fragrance, your game ⚽️ 👍
Manchester United fan McIlroy, who missed The Open in 2015 after injuring his ankle playing football, duly accepted the challenge and revealed some impressive flicks and tricks in his video.
McIlroy then called out a number of big-name golfers to compete in the #CR7Challenge, with 14-time major champion Tiger Woods, PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas and former world No 1 Luke Donald among those asked to take part.
Click on the video above to see McIlroy's football skills!