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Rory McIlroy has likeness carved into pumpkin

World No.1 Rory McIlroy has had his likeness carved into a pumpkin at this year’s Pumpkinfest at Castle Ward, held close to his County Down home, by master carver Joey Burns.

The amusing creation depicts McIlroy sporting a cap just like he wears on the golf course, and beneath that his iconic curly locks of hair can be seen.

3,000 pumpkins were brought in for people to carve as excitement builds for Halloween next week.

Tony Carlin from Voluntary Arts Ireland, is quoted in the Belfast Telegraph, saying: “This is a world first. There are no other pumpkin versions of Rory McIlroy in existence and Pumpkinfest at Castle Ward is the perfect place to show it.”

Visitors to the event were able to get up close and personal to the orange-tinted McIlroy on the Saturday and Sunday after it was used as the centrepiece for the display. Some people even took time to pose for selfies with the golfing and local hero.

Check out the below video of how ‘Pumpkin Rory’ was made: