17.9 C
Dublin
Monday, July 13, 2020
- Advertisement -

Spieth confident McIlroy will return fitter and stronger

Must read

Ryder Cup Legends – Lanny Wadkins

The latest to feature in our Ryder Cup legends series is perhaps the only American to have outplayed and outwitted Seve Ballesteros in the famous biennial event

Open Championship’s top-5 Greatest Misses

In the absence of real, live Open golf this month, we're counting down five of the greatest horror shows witnessed in the pursuit of the acclaimed Claret Jug

Doug Edgar: The unluckiest of them all?

Few golfers today would have heard of possibly the unluckiest of them all but here's the story of James Douglas Edgar, the Newcastle man who was destined to become the best player in the world

Dawn of the Planet of the Ape

Love him or loathe him, Bryson DeChambeau has become the biggest story in golf but was it science or a bruised ego that sparked his rapid weight gain?

Triple Major winning Jordan Spieth is confident that struggling Rory McIlroy will return in the new year fitter and stronger to again be a dominant force in world golf.

McIlroy tees-up in this week’s 70-player BMW Championship in suburban Chicago staring at the possibility of not defending next week’s season-ending Tour Championship should he not move inside the top-30 on the FedEx Cup standings.

McIlroy will tee-up at 11.17am local Chicago time (5.17pm/Irish) in 51st place and needing to jump 21 spots to be assured of heading to Atlanta next week.

And McIlroy’s task takes on Everest-like proportions given he is winless in a 2017 season derailed by injury.

In contrast, Spieth heads the FedCup race and with a third Major and two other Tour victories this season is favourite to be also be voted ‘PGA Tour Player of the Year’.

And while the 24-year old Texan is not one of McIlroy’s closest friends on Tour he is nonetheless sympathetic and also confident ‘Rors’ will emerge in 2018 all the better with a decision to ‘shut down’ his season at the completion early next month of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

“I can’t really get a handle on what Rory is going through at present because I have not been injured but if I was in his shoes I could not believe how frustrated he must be,” said Spieth.

“There really is not a whole lot he can do.”

“Though in saying that, while he must clearly be frustrated, he does not seem to let it out as he is being himself and the great thing is that I have not seen any change in his personality.”

“I don’t usually spend a whole lot of time with Rory but then, as I said, I really can’t relate to what he must be going through but boy, he is taking it all in his stride and recognising the longevity of his career.”

“Look, he could easily go out there on course and rip it out but then he does recognise that is only going to hurt him. Rory is still going to be a force to be reckoned with for decades to come and I can see him easily winning double the number of Major victories he already has and dozens and dozens of more regular tournaments.”

“And I am sure when comes through this three to four month hiatus or whatever time he intends taking off from the game that he will come through it all fitter and stronger”.

New Gear

Shot Scope unveils V3 performance tracking and GPS watch

The new high-performing unisex V3 watch is sure to fit comfortably on the wrist of any golfer and boasts accurate readings to 30 centimeters

Galvin Green hits the shelves with eye-catching 2020 range

Galvin Green has turned to the ‘Science of Excellence’ for inspiration for its 2020 Part Two clothing range launched this month

Big Max introduces lightest ever push trolley

At just 5.4kg, the TI Lite from trolley experts Big Max is a practical dream for golfers wanting to take the edge off their long walk spoiled

Music to our ears – Bushnell Golf introduces Wingman GPS Speaker

The all-in-one device gives golfers access to their favourite music while still providing them audible distance information on the course

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Ryder Cup Legends – Lanny Wadkins

The latest to feature in our Ryder Cup legends series is perhaps the only American to have outplayed and outwitted Seve Ballesteros in the famous biennial event

Open Championship’s top-5 Greatest Misses

In the absence of real, live Open golf this month, we're counting down five of the greatest horror shows witnessed in the pursuit of the acclaimed Claret Jug

Luttrellstown leaves its mark on 2020 Irish Golfer Series

Luttrellstown Castle left a lasting impression on the latest Irish Golfer Event field as the Series swept into the capital for the first time this year on Sunday

JT “P*ssed off” after handing Workday title to Morikawa

"I had a three shot lead with three to go and just completely handed it over to Collin," said a visibly frustrated Justin Thomas after his playoff loss to Collin Morikawa

Warren claims remarkable win as Moynihan signs off well in Austria

Scot Marc Warren carried his own bag to victory after his full-time caddy, Ken Herring was ruled out having failed to receive results of a Covid test