Monday, April 18

Rory McIlroy Spotted ‘House Hunting’

WHATEVER YOU MAKE OF Rory McIlroy’s Sunday back-nine collapse at Augusta, the Irish lad certainly has a healthy sense of humor about his Masters misadventures. Accompanied by the photograph at right, Rory tweeted this on Sunday:

“Apparently I was spotted house hunting last week..... LOL!!!”

Now that’s funny. Of course, the image documents Rory’s unfolding disaster at the par-4 10th where he eventually walked away with a triple-bogey seven.

The Irish star again had difficulty closing out a win this past weekend at the Malaysia Open.

Leading on Saturday night and facing 27 holes on Sunday due to weather-related delays, Rory was overtaken by Italian phenom Matteo Manassero, who notched his second win in just 25 starts on the European Tour. Manassero closed with a 68 to finish at 16 under and edge Gregory Bourdy by a shot. The Italian teenager will turn 18 on Tuesday.

A three-putt double bogey at the 15th was costly as McIlroy completed his third round one stroke off the lead. Then a fourth-round rally that included three birdies in four holes on the back nine stalled at the 72nd hole when Rory carded a bogey. He shot a 69 and finished alone in third.

“I’m proud of the way I picked up myself from last week,” he remarked to the media.

Today, Rory was en route to his Northern Ireland home for two weeks of R and R.

−The Armchair Golfer

(Visor tip to Mike Walker at Golf.com’s Press Tent.)

(Image: Courtesy of @McIloryRory)

2 comments :

Golf Buddy said...

The kid is learning the ropes and will grow into a formidable player on both PGA and European tours.

I like the class he showed after the Masters with the interviews.

He'll be fun to watch this summer.

Golfer Phil said...

I agre with you Golf Buddy, I love watching the boy play, he's got so much natural talent. If he carries on as he's going, I would have a few quid on him becoming a world champion in a few years.