Saturday, April 16, 2011
Rory McIlroy Is Good At Not Remembering
Hey, remember a week ago when Rory McIlroy was leading the Masters by four shots after three rounds and then finished with a soul-sucking 80 in the final round to drop on down the leaderboard and become such a non factor that CBS never showed another shot of his after the 13th hole? Neither does he!!
McIlroy, who was gifted $300,000 in an appearance fee to play in the Malaysian Open and ended up losing his golf clubs on the flight over, is leading his second golf tournament in a row after a second round 64 at the Kuala Lumpar Golf and Country Club, and might just win the whole thing if he isn't careful.
The third round was suspended due to light after McIlroy finished just nine holes, but he's two up on the field and doesn't appear to have Charl Schwartzel chasing him down anytime soon (Mr. Schwartzel is 10 shots back).
I mean, you have to be impressed with McIlroy's ability to just forget everything that happened six days ago. He is playing his butt off this week, and seems to be chasing his second European Tour title of his young career.
It is pretty crazy to think that Rory has only won one European Tour event and one PGA Tour title so far. For all the talk we have about him, he isn't winning at some phenomenal rate, but if he keeps putting himself in these positions, he'll notch a few more this season.
Just a piece of advice for Rory: Beware of the snap-hook.
(Also, during the rain delay, people bowled, thus the photo of Rory above. It made me smile. I hope you enjoy it, and the kid has pretty good form.)