Rory McIlroy with his bag for the Honda Classic. It was only seen for 27 holes in the tournament proper.Rory McIlroy will extend his “successful 6 Bags Charity Project” for “select” golf tournaments throughout the 2013 season. 

The ‘6 Bags Project’ is the first in a planned series of fundraising initiatives for ‘The Rory Foundation’, a registered charity established by McIlroy to help children from around the world.

The first charity to benefit was the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children, whose logo was carried on McIlroy’s tour bag at the season opening Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January.

McIlroy said: “We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the charity bag project, as it raises huge awareness for the chosen charities, as well as much needed funds.

“It’s all about giving children the support that I enjoyed as a child, so myself and my team felt that it made sense to extend the initiative to benefit as many charities and children as possible.”

McIlroy’s next tournament is the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow from 29 April, where he will carry a branded bag on behalf of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a leading pediatric treatment and research facility in Memphis, Tennessee.