Thursday, April 07, 2011

Rory McIlroy: Street Footballer

   So what does 21-year old Rory McIlroy do on Wednesday night before the Masters starts?

   With three buddies from Northern Ireland in town with him rather than his parents, McIlroy and his mates went to a local mall and bought a football. Not a soccer ball, an American football.

   Then they went back to their rented house and threw the ball in the street until about 9 p.m. when a woman who lives in the neighborhood asked them if they would take it down to an empty lot at the end of the street. There wasn't enough light there so McIlroy and his boys retreated back into their house.

   McIlroy said he's gotten more interested in the NFL and can throw a spiral, which isn't surprising since he's a capable rugby player. When someone asked if they were running pass patterns, McIlroy admitted he didn't know what that meant.

    But when it came to Augusta National on Thursday, McIlroy had all the answers.


dmerritt said...

Kid has a ton of talent. His ceiling is up to him and how much he wants the pressure. He has as much raw talent as any man on the planet, and seems to play his best when it matters most. Reminds me of another chap a while back...