Proof positive that there’s no reason to worry about Rory McIlroy, the 21-year-old golfer who went from a four-shot lead entering the final round of the Masters to an 8-over 80 that left him in 15th place:
His career will be fine, too. Even his immediate, post-flameout tweets indicated as much.
Well that wasn't the plan! Found it tough going today, but you have to lose before you can win. This day will make me stronger in the end.
Oh and congratulations charl schwartzel!! Great player and even better guy! Very happy for him and his family!
Thank you to everyone for all your kind words and messages of support. I'm a little overwhelmed! Very much appreciated!
McIlroy’s attitude didn’t make it any easier to watch him Sunday. “He was thrown in at the deep end and this is a serious deep end,” Nick Faldo said. “You are there on your own, things get out of sync and you lose your tempo.”
Faldo famously beat Greg Norman in the 1996 Masters. Norman led by six and lost by five strokes, with a final-round 78. “I knew exactly how he felt; I've experienced it,” Norman said, via the PGA Tour website. “What is it with golf destiny? Isn't it strange? It taps you on the back of your head and it either pushes you ahead or pushes you back. Who determines that? It's crazy.”
It's repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. & once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. -Muhammad Ali
See? He’ll be fine.
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