Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, who returned to number one in world golf seven days ago after two years and four months, maintains his top spot for another week, averaging 9.55 points, ahead of American 9.12 Scotty Scheffler, who snatched it. first place.
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There was no change in the top 20 in the list published on Monday, while Australian Cameron Smith ranked third with 8.4 points. American Patrick Cantlay comes fourth, ahead of Spaniard John Ram. Americans Xander Shaveli, Will Zalatores, Justin Thomas and Colin Morikawa and England’s Matt Fitzpatrick complete the top ten list.
Besides Ram, the other Spaniards in the top 100 are Adri Arnos (78), Pablo Larzabal (79), Sergio Garcia (90) and Adrien Otaegui (96). Cantabrian Manuel Elvira, who set his record this Sunday by winning the Spanish champion title, went from 692 to 688.
England’s Jordan Smith, winner of the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura, was rewarded for his second European title by improving 24 places on the list to 81. In May 2009 Rory McIlroy described the Ryder Cup as an exhibition.
“It’s not a big goal for me,” McIlroy said. “In my big project, it’s not a big event.” McIlroy continued, “Golf is an individual sport, you have individual goals, and my goals are to win championships myself.”
European captain Colin Montgomery responded by saying the Ryder Cup is not a fair and never will be. It is a special and unique event. The following year, in 2010, McIlroy regretted what he had said and said the Ryder Cup was definitely not a show.
In May 2011, he was criticized for his absence from the Players Championship. This was controversial because 48 of the world’s top 50 were in attendance, apart from McIlroy and Lee Westwood. On 28 July 2011, after being directly criticized by commentator Jay Townsend for his skills on the court during the first round of the Irish Open, McIlroy tweeted telling Townsend to “shut up” and called him a “failed golfer”.
and that his “opinion is of no value” Rory later claimed that his comments were in defense of holder GB Fitzgerald who has pleaded guilty to McIlroy’s abilities on the field since 2008. In February 2013, McIlroy was criticized for retiring from the Honda Classic, due to a toothache .
Critics said teeth weren’t the problem, but world number one Rory McIlroy at the time had a hard time getting used to the new Nike sticks. As for his retirement, McIlroy said: “This is one of my favorite tournaments and I’m sorry for my decision to retire, but it was my only option.”
In May 2015, during the second round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, on Level 5 of the eighth hole, Rory threw his third iron into the lake, after missing his second shot in the water. McIlroy then apologized, saying: “I felt good when I did it, but now I regret it.
There, frustration was better than me. ”
On March 30, 2019, McIlroy, having finished the match with Tiger Woods 2 & 1 at the WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play, immediately left without leaving any interview. A few hours later, Rory apologized via social media for not allowing reporters to give interviews, saying he was disappointed with the tournament result, and wished Tiger well.