McIlroy says talking with Clinton is always a pleasure and education.Twitter

When he’s not busy winning golf championships, Rory McIlroy rubs elbows with US presidents – a lunch date with Bill Clinton and an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge nomination for George W. Bush.

Yesterday he tweeted a photograph of a lunch date with Bill Clinton, captioned: “Had a great time catching up today with @billclinton, always a pleasure and education spending time in his company!”

The two have had plenty of recent bonding time – McIlroy has publicly praised the former president for his part in ending the Troubles in Northern Ireland, and the two have played a few rounds of golf in Dublin.

After McIlroy won the British Open in July, Clinton tweeted at his friend:

McIlroy’s presidential circle of friends doesn’t stop at Clinton, however. He recently nominated George W. Bush to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which the former president graciously accepted: