“I can’t really put my finger on what went wrong. I lost a lot of confidence with my putting, but I just hit a poor tee shot on 10 and sort of unravelled from there.” – Rory McIlroy
Our heart is going out to McIlroy in the Camden Court Hotel this morning…
It had to be among one of the worst days of his life, but Rory McIlroy was still holding his head up high… more or less.
As guests gathered around the plasma screens here yesterday evening they watched the 21-year-old lead the field going into the final day at Augusta and after a nervy front nine, things fell apart at the tenth hole for the youngster from Holywood, Northern Ireland.
Now, a heartbroken McIlroy has spoken of his hope that his experience on the final day of the US Masters will help build his character in the future.
It was a very disappointing day obviously. But hopefully I’ll learn from it and come back a little stronger.
I don’t think I can put it down to anything else than part of the learning curve. Hopefully if I can get myself back into this position pretty soon I will handle it a little bit better.
It will be pretty tough for me for the next few days, but I will get over it – I will be fine. There are a lot worse things that can happen in your life. Shooting a bad score in the last round of a golf tournament is nothing in comparison to what other people go through.
We have all seen what a phenomenal player Rory is and we have no doubt he will win one some day!