Unusual occasions for Rory McIlroy, however he has signed some autographs
SAN FRANCISCO – Rory McIlroy has conceded that the dearth of followers for the reason that PGA Tour’s restart in June has been a distraction and that he’s needed to work to take care of his focus throughout rounds.
“Truthfully for me, if something, I’ve discovered myself taking a look at leaderboards just a little extra simply to see the place I’m on there and see the place different individuals are,” he mentioned on Wednesday at TPC Harding Park. “There is not any suggestions from wherever else, so the leaderboards are the one factor it’s important to see the way you’re doing in a event.”
There was, nonetheless, one acquainted second final week on the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational that made issues really feel considerably regular. When he was requested the final time he signed an autograph, McIlroy laughed: “Final week,” he mentioned.
Rory on lack of followers: ‘I’ve discovered myself taking a look at leaderboards just a little extra’
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McIlroy defined that he rented a home within the TPC Southwind neighborhood final week, and one afternoon he acquired some guests.
“A few youngsters got here to the door and I mentioned, ‘Let me simply go get a Sharpie out of my very own bag,’ as a result of they got here with a Sharpie,” McIlroy mentioned. “Even that, you go and you’re taking your personal Sharpie and guarantee that it is sanitized and all that stuff. However yeah, I’ve signed loads much less autographs the previous couple of months.”
The USGA introduced plans to play the U.S. Open in September with out followers, and it’s at the moment unclear when the PGA Tour will enable followers again on programs. Many imagine the Masters in November is the following attainable occasion that might embody spectators.