Rory McIlroy Reveals How Would He Play Golf if He Was Tiger Woods

Published 12/26/2021, 9:30 AM EST


Rory McIlroy is currently one of the top golfers on the PGA Tour. Recently, Rory won his 20th PGA Tour in Vegas. However, the last year or so has been rough for Rory as a golfer. He has struggled a lot with his game as he lost his swing, trying to emulate Bryson DeChambeau. 

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McIlroy has got back in form with some decent performances in the last couple of months. He won the CJ cup and had a decent outing at DP World Tour Championship. Meanwhile, Rory recently gave an interview and revealed how would he play golf if he was Tiger Woods. So, let us have a look at it. 

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How would Rory McIlroy play golf if he was Tiger Woods?

Rory McIlroy recently appeared on the No Laying Up podcast and spoke his heart out. While explaining how the human mind sometimes doesn’t allow a player to play freely. “I’ve seen it like in Tiger one major championship, not hitting driver anywhere. And that’s the left side of his brain basically going no, that’s not what you do. You had an iron under the fairway and iron under the green. And you just keep doing that over and over again.”

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Moreover, he said if there is anyone in the game who shouldn’t care about the result, then it is Tiger Woods, as he has already proved his greatness. “But even he gets on golf courses, and I’m sure at the top of the swing says oh, don’t miss it there or don’t miss it. You know, it’s just human nature,” said McIlroy. 

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Men’s Individual – Final – Round 1 – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – July 29, 2021. Rory McIlroy of Ireland in action. REUTERS/Toby Melville

However, Rory said if he was Tiger, he would hit a driver on every hole. “I have always said if I was Tiger Woods, I will hit a driver everywhere. I either shoot 60 or 80 and not care,” said McIlroy jokingly. Hence, Rory said he wouldn’t care how his scorecard looked at the end of the day, as Tiger has already got the GOAT title. 

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We all know how competitive Tiger Woods is even after achieving so much. And his urge to be the best is what has kept him going all these years. He was super competitive even during the recent PNC Championship, where team Woods finished just two strokes behind the champions team Daly. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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