Rory McIlroy (34, Northern Ireland), ranked third in the world, said he would get away from sports politics and focus on the game again after missing the cut at the Players Championship (total prize money of 25 million dollars), the 5th major tournament. promised
On the 12th (Korean time), as a result of the remaining games of the tournament held at the Sawgrass TPC Stadium Course (par 72) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, McIlroy scored a total of 5 over par 149 strokes for two days and was eliminated from the cut.
McIlroy had the fiercest nerve war with the LIV golf league, which is sponsored by Saudi Arabia, and recently attended several meetings to reorganize the PGA Tour next season as a member of the PGA Tour Policy Committee.
After being eliminated from the cut, he said, “I want to go back to being a golf player. To be honest, the past 6-8 months have been very busy,” he said.
When announcing the changed schedule for 2024 last week, the PGA Tour announced that it would select eight “special tournaments” with limited participation of 80 or fewer players and greater prize money. McIlroy served as the primary spokesperson for these changes.
Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley told the Golf Channel that McIlroy did well with the extra duties, but showed signs of fatigue in performance. McGinley said, “Lori is tired and her batteries seem to be dead. One of the hallmarks of his golf is concentration. But in this tournament, he was dull, which is a sign of a lack of concentration.” 먹튀검증
At the same time, McGinley suggested that McIlroy’s work related to the revamping of the PGA Tour should be shared with those around him. He said, “This is Rory’s tour, not Tiger Woods’ tour. It’s not even PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan’s tour. This tour belongs to the players, and everyone has to help behind the scenes. You can’t just sit one spokesperson in front of him and let him take all the bullets. We have to row so that everyone gets on the same boat and moves forward.”