11 Aug 2011

McIlroy asked if he needs extra time to pay fine

6:08 am on 11 August 2011

The millionaire golf sensation Rory McIlroy was reportedly fined £100 for speeding, then asked by the judge if he needed time to pay.

The British tabloid, The Sun, says the US Open winner pleaded guilty to driving at 40 mph in a 30 mph zone and was slapped with the fine and three penalty points.

Then district judge Ken Nixon asked McIlroy's solicitor if his client needed more time to pay.

The court erupted in laughter as the lawyer assured the judge that the 22-year-old didn't need the extra time.

McIlroy did not turn up for the hearing at Laganside Court as he was playing in an American tournament in Akron, Ohio.

The Northern Irishman was visiting Belfast when he was pulled over by police at the wheel of one of his luxury motors on January the 5th.

McIlroy boasts that driving is one of his main hobbies - but it was not revealed in court which posh motor he was cruising around in when stopped.

McIlroy's latest buy is a gun-grey £163,000 ($NZ 317,000) Bentley which he calls his Batmobile.

He has also bagged a red Audi RS6 and a £180,000 ($NZ 350,000) Lamborghini LP560-4, complete with luxury trimmings.