“I needed time for my mental health.”
Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland, photo), the star of the PGA Tour, who has been out of doors for a month after being eliminated from the Masters Cut, finally opened his mouth.
World No. 3 McIlroy said in an interview with the US ‘Golf Channel’ on the 3rd, “I needed to stay at home for a few weeks for my emotional and mental health. He emptied his head a lot more than before, so I think it was a change of mood.”
McIlroy challenged the grand slam at the Masters Tournament last month, but accepted the shocking result of missing the cut with a 5-over-par 149 over two days.
After that, McIlroy was criticized for not appearing without giving a specific reason for the RBC Heritage, a special event that his top players must participate in. This is because, according to the PGA Tour policy he created by participating as a player representative to check LIV golf, top players must participate in all 17 special tournaments with one exception, unless there is a special reason. McIlroy had already skipped his first major event of the year, the Sentry Tournament of Champions, and the criticism for his second absence was all the more intense.
McIlroy, who will be participating in the Wells Fargo Championship, a high-end tournament held at the Quail Harlow Club (par 71, 7538 yards) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA for four days from the 4th, said in a standing interview on the course during the practice round, “I had a disappointing result at the Masters. I needed a break after I came out,” he said. “The past 12 months have been very difficult mentally. I think it was good that I tried to disconnect from various things, and my head became clearer than before.”크크크벳
As a director of the Players Committee, McIlroy took the lead in preventing the departure of his colleagues on the PGA Tour, who were shaken by the launch of LIV Golf, and occasionally did not hesitate to engage in public warfare with LIV officials and players, such as Greg Norman (Australia) and Patrick Reed (USA). . In the process, McIlroy had no choice but to take on a great mental burden.
Fortunately, he got his strength back. McIlroy said, “I think it was a good opportunity to change my mind because I realized that there are still three major tournaments left this year and there are many tournaments to be played.”
The Wells Fargo Championship is a tournament McIlroy won two more times (2015, 2021) after winning his first PGA Tour victory in 2010.