The Best Advice Rory McIlroy Received
By mustang6560 on 5/3/11
Rory McIlroy's critics were in abundance last month after the young lad gave up a 63-hole lead at The Masters. But, the Northern Irishman did get a call from a certain someone who has experience with losing majors: Greg Norman.

In his pre-tournament interview at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, Rory shared the advice Greg gave him on how to bounce back.
His advice was simple and to the point -- "Don't listen to you guys."

"He sort of just said to me, don't from now on, don't read golf magazines, don't pick up papers, don't watch The Golf Channel," McIlroy said. "But it's hard not to. Obviously you want to keep up to date with what's going on. But you can't let other people sort of influence what you're thinking and what you should do.

"I've taken my own views from what happened a few weeks ago and moved on, and that's the most important thing."
Solid advice, Greg. As a man who suffered through his own major meltdowns, Greg knows a thing or two about bouncing back from a disappointing defeat. In the 1996 Masters, Norman was leading by six strokes heading into the final round on Sunday, only to watch it disappear to eventual winner Nick Faldo. I think tuning out the media as a star is a good thing, but arguably hard to do.

I have no idea what it's like to have to put up with the media on a regular basis asking the same question, in a different way. I have a sneaking suspicion if I was famous, I'd have the same reputation Tiger has with the media. After awhile, I'd get frustrated and ignore those "stupid" questions.

How many times does Rory need to answer the question "What did you learn from The Masters?" I mean, come on. He choked, he probably cried in the locker room later, he admitted he blew it, let's move on. I don't think Rory should have to hear about Augusta anymore. It's to the point now he should just say "I've answered all the questions I'm going to about last year's Masters until next year. Goodday".



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Banker85 says:
here is some good advice.
Wear Sunscreen. You are not as fat as you imagine. Don't worry about the future. Sing. Do one thing everyday that scares you. Floss. Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind, the race is long but in the end it's only with yourself. Dance. Remember the compliments, forget the insults. Stretch. Whatever you do dont congratulate yourself to much, or berate yourself either. Travel. Respect your elders. Dont expect anyone else to support you. Be careful whose advice you take.
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falcon50driver says:
So where did you copy that from?
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mjaber says:
Don't eat yellow snow. Don't tug on Superman's cape. Don't spit into the wind.
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Kurt the Knife says:
Don't put 6-inch replicas of the empire state building in your nose.
Don't staple baloney to your face.
Don't put anything sharper than your elbow near your penis.

My mom was a genius
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srogers13 says:
Kurt, was she talking from first hand experience?
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Kurt the Knife says:
Don't shave your butt with a straight razor and then squat in a bowl of gin.
Don't listen to those voices in your head, listen to mine.
Hire people with hooks.
Take heart in the deepening gloom that your dog is finally getting enough cheese.
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Kurt the Knife says:
@imas
Yeah, twas lsson 2
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Banker85 says:
@merlin: dont assume. that's a good tip.
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Envythepea says:
My father: Get a job, don't be a bum. My mother: Find a nice girl that can cook.
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Kurt the Knife says:
Eat food, mostly plants, and nothing u see on TV
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bkuehn1952 says:
@Banker85, @mjaber and @KTK: Thanks for the chuckles I am having this evening reading your contributions. Soon my wife will want to know is why I am sitting in the office laughing. Any more words of advice? Wait, I don't think I need anymore advice tonight.
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stuart189 says:
Don't cook bacon in the nude
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mjaber says:
Don't use a condom more than once. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. Don't tug the mask on the old Lone Ranger.
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falcon50driver says:
Banker: your post had capital letters and punctuation, and didn't start out with "ya" so I knew it wasn't your writing........ Pasted into Google returned this.......
The lyrics to Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen, by Mary Schmich:
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elhacker says:
Always make sure to tuck it in before you zip it up.
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rick_lim says:
golf is a funny game...everything clicks/crumble when you least expected! its not rory's fault and there's no particular cure to it. He'll be a champ sure enough coz his swing is marvelous.
5/4/11
 
Muscle-OchO says:
Ohh Banker... Such a good song!

Baz Luhrmann - Everybody's free to wear sunscreen!
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Banker85 says:
For the record. I didnt copy and paste anything. I read the article and it made me think of that song. So i just started to type in all i could remember. my original thoughts not really, good advice. yes. yaaaaa, I know How to right properly when i feelz LIke it Yooo!....
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