McIlroy relishing Open Championship at 'spectacular' Royal Portrush

14 Juillet, 2019, 05:54 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Special tournament 2014 winner Rory Mc Ilroy with Claret Jug

His affinity with the Dunluce Links course goes back to his time spent there as a youth watching his father, Gerry, play the course in the annual North of Ireland Amateur.

"It might be (another) 61 years until Portrush gets the Open again, so go out and enjoy this".

"The last 10 years have been a dream and I think one of the big things for me next week is to enjoy the experience".

"And I'd say, 'Well, I'd go out and not have a care in the world'". See friends and family.

The round in question was at Royal Portrush and can never be surpassed given the changes to the course made since, but it would have been a fearless soul to bet on anyone wiping McIlroy's name from the record books in any event. "I was thinking, 'how much have they changed it and how different is it going to feel?'"

McIlroy is one of his country's most famous exports and he recognises that his exploits, alongside those of Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell and the Republic of Ireland's Padraig Harrington, have played a role in bringing The Open to Portrush for the first time since 1951.

The four-time major victor, who shot a course-record 61 there at the age of 16, will be the home favourite at the links in Northern Ireland, which he says has improved significantly since his younger days. When I got on the first tee, everything sort of started coming back to me: On the second tee, I aim it at the brown house, the fourth...everything started to come back.

Metallica Announce New Illustrated Children’s Book
The children's book is brightly colored and features hilarious illustrations of the four Metallica band members. Heavy rockers Metallica are helping young fans learn their ABCs with their first children's book.

Premier entraînement pour Pavard avec le Bayern Munich — Bundesliga
Après avoir gagné la Coupe du monde , j'étais fatigué physiquement et mentalement. Stuttgart m'a donné l'opportunité de devenir champion du monde.

Une "Barbie - David Bowie" en édition limitée
Il s'inspire du long-métrage culte de Kubrick, 2001, l'Odyssée de l'espace , et est aujourd'hui un morceau incontournable. Sorti le 11 juillet 1969, " Space Oddity " est également le titre d'ouverture du deuxième album du chanteur.

"It's amusing. I keep thinking back and in that stretch of golf there's two tough holes, the 14th (Calamity Corner), which is now the 16th, and then the old 16th, which is now the 18th".

Rory McIlroy knows he will carry the hopes of a nation when golf's oldest major returns to Northern Ireland next week.

"It's the same golf course I've grown up playing my whole life, and it's the same tournament that I haven't finished outside the top five for the last few years".

"It's different shots, different greens, different conditions. The more I can enjoy that, roll with it and play with that freedom, the better I think I can do".

"It's not as if I want to just come here and go through the motions and get myself ready". His best Opens in recent times have come in fast running conditions - at Carnoustie a year ago and Murfield in 2013 - when he can keep driver in the bag and two-iron his way around. So it deserves to stand-alone and not just be this tournament that's attached on to the week after.

But he has no plans to heap further pressure on himself by putting all his focus on the majors in the style of Brooks Koepka, the world No 1 who seems to save all his effort for the four big events. I'd rather lose playing that way than lose playing conservatively and not really giving myself a chance.

Conseillé:



Populaire

Alaphilippe reclaims Tour de France yellow jersey after brutal attack
But stage success belonged to breakaway specialist De Gendt, who delivered his second career Tour stage win in some style. Echoing former teammate Porte, Thomas highlighted the threat that the French pair pose heading into the second week.

Renalytix welcomes Trump executive order on United States kidney disease | 12 July 2019
The White House administration signed an executive order aimed at helping the more than 37 million Americans with kidney disease. The president spoke of the government's plan when he made the comment "the kidney has a very special place in the heart".

UK envoy said Trump ditched Iran deal to spite Obama
Trump had always been critical of the deal and withdrew the United States on May 8, 2018. London Police said its terrorism command had initiated the probe into the leaking.

Teacher jailed for 20 years after having sex with sixth-grade student
A screenshot showing messages between the student and teacher, and a photo of the sixth grade classroom where they had sex. The 478 days she has spent behind bars already will be taken from the total time she is to serve.

Aulas aimerait prolonger Fekir — OL
Un joueur formé à la maison, champion du monde et sa génération est partie, c'est difficile de le convaincre de poursuivre. Ce n'est pas fermé, mais je préfère vous dire la vérité. " Tant qu'il est là, on travaille comme s'il allait rester.

CAN 2019 / Sénégal-Tunisie: voici l'arbitre qui officiera le match (photos)
Né en 1992, Mané est à sa 3e participation à une phase finale de la CAN après 2015 et 2017. Ça prouve la qualité de cette équipe. Rappelons, par ailleurs, que Jatid fait partie des arbitres qui ont brillé lors de cette CAN et qui pourront officier la finale.

Star Trek actress Stephanie Niznik dead at 52
She was born in Bangor, Maine and graduated from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina with her Master's degree in Fine Arts. Going back to reflecting on her television work, Niznik is also well known for her four year run on The WB's Everwood .

Trump lashes out at social media firms as Twitter crashes
The Daily Beast reported that while a full, official invite list hasn't been released, known attendees include U.S. Facebook said it had not been invited while Twitter and Reddit declined to comment.

Man shot and killed by police outside Tacoma ICE detention facility
Detectives and forensics were processing the scene Saturday morning; the man's name has not been released. The raid has sparked fears in the 10 cities targeted for enforcement; Seattle is not among them.

La paire Mahut-Vasselin échoue d’un rien en finale — Wimbledon
Le record est toujours détenu par la finale de 1992, remportée au bout de 5h01 par la paire John Mc Enroe/Michael Stich. Nicolas Mahut et Edouard Roger-Vasselin ont perdu mais sans doute disputé l'une des plus belles finales de Wimbledon.