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Golf stars send their thanks to the 'real' heroes

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Golf stars send their thanks to the 'real' heroes

Golf stars send their thanks to the 'real' heroes

Rory McIlroy and others stress importance of listening to health professionals and to follow the World Health Organization's #StayAtHome mantra.

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Golf stars send their thanks to the 'real' heroes

SHOWS: UNKNOWN LOCATIONS (RECENT) (EUROPEAN TOUR - FOR NEWS USE ONLY.

NO ARCHIVE.

NO RESALES.) (MUSIC) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) WORLD NUMBER ONE RANKED GOLFER, RORY MCILROY, SAYING: "This is a little message for those of you who haven't realised it yet.

I am not your hero." 2.

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) 2017 MASTERS CHAMPION, SERGIO GARCIA, SAYING: "I am not your hero." 3.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) DEFENDING MASTERS CHAMPION, SHANE LOWRY, SAYING: "I am not your hero." 4.

(SOUNDBITE) (Swedish) 2016 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER, HENRIK STENSON, SAYING: "I am not your hero." 5.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) 25-TIME EUROPEAN TOUR WINNER, LEE WESTWOOD, SAYING: "I am not your hero." 6.

(SOUNDBITE) (German) TWO-TIME MAJOR WINNER, MARTIN KAYMER, SAYING: "I am not your hero." 7.

(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) 2018 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER, FRANCESCO MOLINARI, SAYING: "I am not your hero." 8.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) WORLD NUMBER TEN RANKED GOLFER, TOMMY FLEETWOOD, SAYING: "I am not your hero." 9.

(SOUNDBITE) (Danish) 2018 RYDER CUP-WINNING CAPTAIN, THOMAS BJORN, SAYING: "I am not your hero." 10.

(SOUNDBITE) (FRENCH) FRENCH GOLFER, VICTOR PEREZ, SAYING: "I am not your hero." 11.

(SOUNDBITE) (Afrikaans) 2010 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER, LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN, SAYING: "I am not your hero." 12.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) THREE-TIME MAJOR WINNER, PADRAIG HARRINGTON, SAYING: "Your heroes are the same as our heroes." 13.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) 2013 U.S. OPEN WINNER, JUSTIN ROSE, SAYING: "Our heroes are the doctors and nurses." 14.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) WORLD NUMBER TWO RANKED GOLFER, JON RAHM, SAYING: "Our heroes are our social work and healthcare professionals." 15.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) TWO-TIME MAJOR WINNER, MARTIN KAYMER, SAYING: "Our heroes are the hospital staff." 16.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) 2016 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER, HENRIK STENSON, SAYING: "Our heroes are the shop workers and food producers." 17.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) 2018 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER, FRANCESCO MOLINARI, SAYING: "Our heroes are cleaning our streets and keeping them safe." 18.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) DEFENDING MASTERS CHAMPION, SHANE LOWRY, SAYING: "Our heroes are all of the essential workers that we all take for granted." 19.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) WORLD NUMBER TEN RANKED GOLFER, TOMMY FLEETWOOD, SAYING: "Please help our heroes and follow the advice of the World Health Organization and of our respective governments around the world." 20.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) WORLD NUMBER ONE RANKED GOLFER, RORY MCILROY, SAYING: "If we do that, we can save lives and become heroes." 21.

GRAPHIC SAYING: "Please visit www .who.int for more information.

#STAYATHOME" 22.

GRAPHIC SHOWING LOGOS OF EUROPEAN TOUR, RACE TO DUBAI, ROLEX, BMW, CALLAWAY, DP WORLD, DUBAI DUTY FREE, EMIRATES, HILTON, WORKDAY STORY: The European Tour released a video on Saturday (March 28) starring their biggest names who came together to thank all the heroes fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Led by Rory McIlroy and including among others, Jon Rahm, Sergio Garcia, Francesco Molinari and Justin Rose, the golfers said that they were not the heroes, but rather those doing their part to stem the outbreak were.

They also stressed the importance of listening to your respective government, health professionals and to follow the World Health Organization's #StayAtHome mantra.

(Production: Stefan Haskins)




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