Sunday, September 6, 2009

Rory McIlroy Blames Photographer

According to Reuters UK, 20-year-old Rory McIlroy has this to say about the 18th hole at Crans-Sur-Sierre, Switzerland:
"I was annoyed with myself because I was looking for a birdie on the last after playing so well, but the cameraman was annoying me before I teed off and then he clicked on my way down. Some photographers don't know golf, that's the trouble."
Rory McIlroy was obviously not happy with his 18th hole performance at the European Masters but was that comment necessary? I am not sure myself. All I know is that the worst thing that a player could do or say after playing an unsatisfactory round (or hole) is blame their performance on the media, the course, the crowd, or whatever it may be.

1 comment:

  1. I think you have a point, it was not good PR for Rory to make this comment. However, I think the young man was being (maybe unneccesarily), truthful. I noticed how distracted Rory became by camera's on Race to Dubai tournament Nov 09 and certainly felt at this weeks Dessert Classic he had appeared to build in a mental process to block out the camera's as he came to the tee and during the tee off. I notieced the older more accomplished golfers were far more able to handle this. I guess for Rory this will come with age and experience.
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