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Rory gets a little life perspective by missing the Open!

Rory gets a little life perspective by missing the Open!

Rory gets a little life perspective by missing the Open!

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After injuring his ankle, Rory McIlroy thought that his year was over and he would have to sit out the rest of the season.  

But, being the amazing athlete he is, his recovery time was a lot shorter, and he is ready to take on all comers in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits!  However, he did learn a fascinating lesson while sitting at home.,/ brings us the news that Rory’s hiatus has given him some life perspectives, and he learned that golf is not the most important thing in the world.  I think his outlook on life has changed.  Will this outlook improve his chances of winning this week?  Only time will tell!

Rory McIlroy will attempt to become just the second player in the modern era to successfully defend the US PGA Championship this week, but will do so armed with a healthy new perspective.

McIlroy feared he had broken his ankle while playing football with his friends on July 4, but a ruptured ligament was serious enough to prevent him defending the Open Championship at St Andrews and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron.

The 26-year-old thought he would be unable to bring himself to watch his rivals do battle for the Claret Jug.

Jordan Spieth narrowly failing to win the third leg of an unprecedented calendar grand slam before Zach Johnson eventually triumphed in a play-off.

However, McIlroy was curious by his reaction to events at the Old Course as he was working to get fit enough to return to competition at Whistling Straits, where his finish was a shot outside the play-off in 2010.

“I honestly thought it was going to be harder than it was. I thought I was going to miss it more than I did,” said McIlroy, who will play alongside Spieth and Johnson in the first two rounds.

“But if anything, having to sit those tournaments out, especially the Open Championship going back to St Andrews, which is probably my favourite venue in the world, it gave me a huge sense of perspective.

“When you play week in and week out and you’re thinking about winning these tournaments, you get to focus in what you’re doing and your own little life and your own little bubble; sometimes you forget there’s a bigger, wider world out there.

Rory gets a little life perspective by missing the Open!

“No matter whether you win a golf tournament or not, people are going to get up on Monday morning and go to work and do their daily things and honestly not a lot of people care.

“Obviously it means a lot to you and people involved in golf, but in the big scheme of things, it’s not life or death.

“And that’s something that I can bring in with me this week, knowing that, okay, it’s a big deal, but no matter what happens this week, only a very small percentage of the population really care.”

Read the rest of Rory’s insights here.


Pictures:       DUP Photos

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