The island green that has never looked smaller then it did on Sunday during the Players Championship was no problem for golfing pro, Rory Mcllroy. This was precisely the same when it came to the difficult tee shot on the final 18th hole with windy conditions being a very daunting task for most of the players in the tournament.
Maybe even more important, the recent history of attempting but failing in golfing tournaments across the globe proved to be more about patience as opposed to panic. Rory McIlroy claimed a significant win on Sunday.
The Players Championship
Rory McIlroy started the final round with one shot behind Jon Rahm as the leader of the pack and managed to overcome an early double-bogey in the process. He played his last ten holes with a remarkable four under par record on an extremely raw day at the prestigious TPC Sawgrass. This allowed him to claim his most vital win since the PGA Championship in 2014.
This was his first win in the last 12 months after he claimed victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. It just so happens that the win occurred on the weekend of St. Patrick’s Day as well. “It’s certainly not a bad weekend for me,” Mcllroy stated after the win “It’s an excellent feeling to win again,” Mcllroy stated. “Especially when it’s done on a golf course that plays very similar to Augusta. I’m currently playing the best golf of my career, and I couldn’t be happier.”
It was quite a surprise that Rory managed to bring up Augusta, considered the first major championship and the home of the Masters. He will be among the favourites to win next month and will undoubtedly compete in the Grand Slam as well.
This was the quality of Mcllroy’s discussions after the game where he has managed to achieve some high finishes since the start of 2019, none of them below 6th position. However, the issue of playing in 9 consecutive final groups and not winning persists. Although he was in the second-to-last group on Sunday, it does not matter anymore.
Comments from Rory Mcllroy
“I believe all the experiences I encountered over the past couple of weeks, when it comes to getting over the line and winning, certainly helped me during the final round on Sunday,” Mcllroy stated. “Perhaps if I didn’t encounter those experiences, I wouldn’t be sitting up here with my trophy. Therefore I’m extremely grateful for those unexpected experiences I’ve encountered this year. It obviously would have been exceptional to claim another win. However, this made it worth it, especially because Sawgrass didn’t provide me with the greatest of starts.”
Mcllroy managed to miss the cut during his first three appearances. He skipped the golfing tournament in 2011 before he managed to post three top-10 finishes in the last five years.