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Host of famous golfers add their voices to calls for people to stay at home amid Covid-19 crisis

A host of famous faces from the world of European golf, including Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, have added their voice to calls for people to follow Covid-19 guidelines and stay at home
Marie Louise McConville

A host of famous faces from the world of European golf have added their voice to calls for people to follow Covid-19 guidelines and stay at home.

From Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry to Sergio Garcia, Jon Ramm and Justin Rose, the world famous sports stars have come together to make a video which praises those leading the fight on the front line against coronavirus.

Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy opens the video by saying: "This is a little message for those of you who don't realise it yet. I am not your hero".

The message, `I am not your hero' is then repeated by a steady stream of famous golfers including Lee Westwood and Tommy Fleetwood.

Ireland's Padraig Harrington then adds: "Your heroes are the same as our heroes" followed by Justin Rose who adds: "Our heroes are the doctors and nurses".

Other golfers then add: "Our heroes are the social and healthcare professionals", "Our heroes are the hospital staff", "Our heroes are the shop workers and food producers".

Winner of the 2019 Open, Shane Lowry then adds: "Our heroes are all the essential workers that we take for granted".

Rory McIlroy ends the video by adding: "If we do that, we can save lives and become heroes".

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