What Made Rory McIlroy Fall in Love With Golf?

Published 12/29/2021, 10:49 AM EST
Golf – The 149th Open Championship – Royal St George’s, Sandwich, Britain – July 15, 2021 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy in action during the first round REUTERS/Paul Childs


Rory McIlroy is one of the best golfers currently on the PGA Tour with 20 PGA Tours, and four major championship wins. However, Rory has struggled a lot in the last year and a half. But thankfully, he is getting back in his form by winning the 2021 CJ Cup in Vegas. He even had a good outing at the DP World Tour before losing the lead in the final few holes. 

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Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy is also the first-ever international player as PGA Tour’s player advisory council. The Northern Irish golfer found success early in his career. But what got Rory McIlroy into golf? Let’s find out.

 

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Rory McIlroy reveals what made him fall for golf

The way Rory McIlroy admires the game of golf, it is certain that he loves it by heart. He must have fallen for this game at a very young age, as this much love and respect for a sport can only come if you are in love with it for a long time. 

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During the BMW Championship, Rory McIlroy revealed what made him fall in love with golf. The four-time major championship winner said he was hooked to golf from a very young age. Rory watched the PGA Tour rounds on Saturday and Sunday at night and then go to bed. Furthermore, he used to go out the next day and practice trying to get better by improving his skills. 

May 17, 2021; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Rory Mcilroy watches a chip shot during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort. Mandatory Credit: David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports

McIlroy said this was all from an early age. “Yeah, I mean, I would say from what I can remember, 7,8,9 years old,” said Rory. Moreover, he then revealed that inspiring moment. “I remember Tiger winning the U.S. Amateur. I remember watching that. Even before he turned pro, I was loving watching that and playing and practicing and trying to get better.” 

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So, this is how the Northern Irishmen fell in love with this beautiful game and eventually became a reason for the current generation to fall in love with golf. 

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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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