Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Rory McIlroy is a Good Sport
Be honest with me for a second - you're four shots up on the field heading into Sunday at the Masters, you fire one of the worst rounds of your career, for all the world to see, and lose your first real chance at a major championship when you're the most hyped young golfer in the world. Are you smiling for pictures with the guy that beat you, and joking about it after?
I sure wouldn't be. I'm too fickle and too negative to be able to push that aside like Rory McIlroy has been able to do. That's him above, via his Twitter, with Charl Schwartzel, posing with the green jacket ... and Rory is smiling!
Honestly, this kid is 21-years-old on the birth certificate, 35 in between his ears. It's good to see one of the rising stars of our game be able to handle his emotions so well after a gut-wrenching loss. Well played, Rory.