World No. 3 Rory McIlroy (34, Northern Ireland), who is suffering from sluggishness after the Masters, challenges the PGA Championship, the second major event of the season. Ahead of this tournament, attention is focusing on whether he will be able to showcase the ‘magic of Woods’ after receiving advice from the ‘Emperor’ Tiger Woods (47, USA).
According to Golf Week on the 17th, Woods texted McIlroy after the Wells Fargo Championship earlier this month. Finding a problem in his swing.
McIlroy revealed problems with his driver swing from the Masters last month. A four-time major title holder, he aimed to complete his career Grand Slam by winning the Masters. But the results were the worst. He couldn’t even pass the cut because of repeated shot misses.
Disappointed, McIlroy stayed away for about a month. He later competed at the Wells Fargo Championship, a special event on the PGA Tour, which he won three times, but tied for 47th.
While watching the Wells Fargo Championship, Woods noticed something on his swing and sent him a text message. Since then, McIlroy is said to have spent time with Woods at his Florida home last Friday. They are famous for being best friends.
McIlroy did not reveal what Woods specifically talked about. Even so, he said, he drew great strength from his conversations with Woods.
At the official press conference of the tournament held at Oak Hill CC (par 70, 7394 yards) in Rochester, New York, USA that day, McIlroy confessed that he still had difficulties with the driver tee shot. Still, he said, “It won’t be a big problem this week. I’m still one of the best players in the world.” McIlroy will play alongside defending champions Justin Thomas and Colin Morikawa (both from the USA) in the first round of the tournament starting on the 18th.스포츠토토
In this tournament, following the Masters, the PGA Tour and LIV Golf will once again face off. World No. 1 and winner of the Masters Tournament, John Rahm (Spain), will face LIV Golf’s iconic Cameron Smith (Australia), and No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA) will face ‘major hunter’ Brooks Koepka (USA).
As for the Korean players, Im Seong-jae of ‘Signboard’, Kim Si-woo, Kim Joo-hyung, and Lee Gyeong-hoon, who finished runner-up at AT&T Byron Nelson in the previous competition, will participate. Yang Yong-eun, who won the first major title as an Asian player by defeating ‘Emperor’ Woods in 2009, will also participate.