Rory McIlroy advised by Tiger Woods “There will be no major problems with driver shots”
Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), ranked third in the world, took advice from Tiger Woods (USA), the emperor of golf, and participated in the PGA Championship, the second major event of the season.
At the official press conference of the tournament held on the 17th at Oak Hill CC (par 70, 7394 yards) in Rochester, New York, USA, McIlroy talked about the driver shot swing problem that was bothering him, and said that he had recently spent time with Woods. revealed
McIlroy failed to pass the cut by a whopping 5 strokes at the Masters Tournament last month, failing to overcome frequent tee shot mistakes and the resulting difficulties. McIlroy, who remained silent for nearly a month after that, tied for 47th at the Wells Fargo Championship, a special tournament on the PGA Tour held at the Quail Harlow Club, where he won three times.
McIlroy said at the press conference, “The club is slightly out of place at the top of the backswing and there is a problem with the swing from there. The clubface is open, and I’m having trouble getting it square on the downswing. It also closes too quickly,” he said, saying that he struggled at the Wells Fargo Championship for that reason.
The Golf Channel, an American golf media outlet, reported that Woods, who was watching McIlroy’s game, found something in his swing and sent a text message. Indeed, McIlroy visited Woods’ Florida home last Friday and spent several hours there. Woods and McIlroy, the superstars representing the PGA Tour, are best friends and next-door cousins.
McIlroy did not specify what advice he received from Woods, but his swing coach expressed the view that it would take some time to안전놀이터 rectify the problem. It’s not a problem that can be solved quickly with a little modification.
But McIlroy decided not to obsess over one thing ahead of the majors. “The tee shot moves 20 yards left and right in a moment, but it won’t be a big problem this week. I am still one of the best players in the world,” he said, expressing his will to believe in himself and play.
McIlroy will play the first and second rounds with defending champions Justin Thomas and Colin Morikawa (above USA) in the grouping of the tournament that opens on the 18th.
World No. 1 John Rahm (Spain) will compete with Cameron Smith (Australia), the leader of LIV Golf, and Scotty Scheffler, who is No. 2, will play alongside Brooks Koepka (USA), who is aiming for his third PGA Championship. It is a clash between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf.
Im Seong-jae will join Zurich Classic partner Chris Kirk (USA), Kim Si-woo Anirvan Lahiri (India), and Kim Joo-hyung with Sam Burns (USA).