Rory McIlroy

The Irish golfing world champion Rory McIlroy turned 23-year-old on Friday and to celebrate his birthday his gave his fans a special treat by posting an adorable video of three-year-old Rory playing golf in his sitting.

Posting to his official YouTube page, he said, “An old home video my parents found of me practicing in my living room on my 3rd birthday - not much has changed in those 20 years!!”

It has to be said even for a three-year-old, his golfing looks good.

Last week McIlroy tweeted a photograph of himself, aged two, playing golf on the beach.

He tweeted the photo along with the message “A picture of me when I was 2! Putting stroke still looks the same! Lol.”

Here’s the video: