Rory McIlroy and President Clinton play golf in Ireland

Rory McIlroy, Bill Clinton and Bono
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Rory McIlroy, President Clinton and Bono converged on a Dublin restaurant on Wednesday, then Clinton and McIlroy played golf together on Thursday.
By John Holmes

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 6:26 p.m.

It's only Thursday, but this has got to be my favorite photo of the week.

President Clinton has been over in Ireland for a few days on a philanthropic tour, and went to dinner Wednesday at the Fire Restaurant in the Dublin city center. Coincidentally or not, Rory McIlroy and U2 lead singer Bono also were there. Hard to believe that Bono forgot his ''indoor shades.''

Then today, Clinton and McIlroy hit the links together. 

''Fantastic day in Ireland golfing w/@McIlroyRory and getting to know the great work of the @roryfoundation,'' Clinton tweeted.

McIlroy retweeted Clinton's tweet, adding ''Thanks for the lesson, Mr. President!''

McIlroy, by the way, set up his foundation to aid children’s charities around the world. After not qualifying for the Tour Championship last month, he is scheduled to return to competition next week in the Kolon Korea Open.