Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Rory McIlroy Tells Team Captain: We’re Not Going to Have to Win

In the second day of the PGA Tour’s Sony Open, Spain’s Sergio Garcia sank a crucial putt on the final hole to give his team a slender lead over the U.S. Team. Rory McIlroy (left) shakes hands with Sergio Garcia on the 17th green after they tied for the lead. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Rory McIlroy, Garcia’s team mate, wanted to congratulate him on the putt that placed Spain in a 2-up lead with just one hole to

play. But Garcia was a single putt from not tying the match at all. “No, you’re going to have to win.” That was the response the U.S. PGA Tour’s not-quite-as-humble captain, Jim Furyk, gave McIlroy. When you ask another player how much better they’re doing and the response is, “…we’re not going to have to win…” — Jim Furyk, captain of the United States Ryder Cup Team “When you ask another player how much better

they’re doing and the response is, ‘…we’re not going to have to win,’” he added. “That just didn’t sit well with me.” [The Washington Post]

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