Mixed news (but mainly bad) this weekend for Rory McIlroy… on one hand, his star’s still rising along with his World Golf Ranking, which jumped up two spots this week, but he also suffered another Sunday stumble by falling out of first and finishing third at the Maybank Malaysian Open. Combined with his Masters meltdown the week before, the 21-year-old has now failed to finish strong in back-to-back competitions.
After his awful afternoon on Sunday at Augusta, lots of golf fans (including this Caveman) were quick to come to Rory’s defense: “He’s young and has a lot of time to win a Green Jacket, and he’ll bounce right back” was the idea. And he was putting up some great numbers through Saturday in southeast Asia, but I watched with my own two eyes as he slowly slid back in the final round.
I still think he’ll get more than one win this year, maybe even at a big event, but I think his Masters collapse effected him more than most of us first thought. This Caveman’s keepin’ his fingers crossed and his eyes on young Mr. McIlroy – the future’s still bright, but once again we’re reminded that unlike the deals on golf gear here at RBG, playing great golf doesn’t come cheap.
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