LOS ANGELES– The concerns keep accumulating for Rory McIlroy.
Now at the top of the list: What took place when you whiffed on the chip shot in the rough simply off the 18th green on Thursday?
Mum’s the word for McIlroy, the 34-year-old Northern Irishman with 4 significant champions.
It’s uncertain if or when responses are coming. McIlroy decreased interview demands made through the United States Golf Association Thursday after his 5-under 65 in the preliminary of the U.S. Open at The Los Angeles Nation Club.
What was it like having fun with Brooks Koepka, among the most popular gamers of LIV Golf, which McIlroy stated he dislikes?
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How did he feel when he shook Koepka’s hand after the round?
There’s no informing yet with McIlroy, who’s done his finest Greta Garbo impersonation here. Initially he canceled a pre-tournament interview Tuesday and after that on Thursday, after finishing his round, he strolled from the scoring camping tent to the clubhouse without taking concerns from the media.
The battle in between McIlroy and Koepka was mostly a loser with Koepka bogeying the very first hole and never ever returning to par.
McIlroy, by contrast, made 5 birdies on the front 9 and included another prior to the surprise at 18. He conserved bogey with a 15-foot putt, however his chip shot oversight invoked pictures of retired New york city Giants punter Sean Landeta.
On Jan. 5, 1986, when the Giants played the Chicago Bears in a championship game on a gusty day, Landeta basically missed out on the football on a tried punt.
The distinction in between the punt and the chip shot is Landeta, then a novice, remained around to speak with the media.
‘” I got a piece of the ball, however practically none of it,” Landeta stated, according to an account in the New york city Times. “I believe I got a piece of it. That never ever, never ever, never ever took place to me prior to.”
” When the wind got the ball, I understood I needed to adapt to make contact, and I did,” he stated. “You usually get a piece, even if the piece goes just 20 lawns. Even if you attempted to swing and miss out on, you will not. It took place, and what are you going to do? I feel severely about losing, however I do not believe that was the distinction.”
What information might clarify McIlroy’s incident?
Asking minds do not yet understand.