‘It Was a Huge Victory To Me’: Despite Having a Bitter Past at the Masters, Rory McIlroy Reveals One Incident that Made Him Happy at Augusta Last Year

Published 04/02/2023, 9:56 AM EDT

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Golf is a sport that calls for talent, concentration, and planning. The end goal for many players is to be successful and leave the course happily. A great round of golf involves more than just playing well and shooting low scores; it also involves having fun while out on the course. It also entails maintaining a positive outlook, remaining composed under duress, and having fun with other golfers.

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It may be a pleasant and satisfying experience when a player is able to execute their strokes and play to the best of their ability. Such an experience happened with PGA Tour golfer, Rory McIlroy. There are thousands of instances when McIlroy has won and left the course happily, however this one instance is really special and memorable for him.

Rory McIlroy’s memorable experience at Augusta National

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Rory McIlroy shot a bogey-free 64 that included six birdies and an eagle, making it one of the finest rounds in both Masters and Major history on April 10th last year. Moreover, one of the most memorable moments of 2022 was of McIlroy holing a very impossible bunker shot at Augusta National’s 72nd hole. McIlroy has finally spoken about the viral shot.

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While talking about the incident, McIlroy stated it as his best finish at The Masters, and shooting 64 on the final round (the lowest final round in Masters’ history) as an unforgettable experience. According to Golf Monthly, McIlroy said, “So it might have seemed a little victory to some – but it was a huge victory to me. That was the first time I’d ever left Augusta happy. Sure, I’d done well there before – I’d had something like six top-10s in the previous eight years – but that was the first time I’d left there with a big smile on my face. And with my history at Augusta, that was really notable for me.”

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McIlroy has already enjoyed great success in his career having won four major championships and other numerous tournaments. There are countless instances when McIlroy has left the course happily. However, this one experience at the Augusta National Golf Club is certainly unforgettable for him.

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The four-time Major champion got 2023 off to a strong start with a victory in Dubai. In 2023, McIlroy’s stellar performance has mainly persisted. In addition to his victory in Dubai, he also took third place in the WGC-Match Play last week at Austin Country Club and tied for second at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour at Bay Hill.

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The Masters at Augusta National is where McIlroy will attempt to complete a career Grand Slam this week. There are great hopes that he would succeed, especially after driving beautifully at Augusta National after changing his equipment.

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How well do you think Rory McIlroy will do at The Masters? Do let us know your views in the comments below.

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Suhaib Bashir Dar

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