Monday, May 02, 2011

McIlroy Returns: "A Lot Of Great Memories"

Rory McIlroy spent Monday morning playing the front nine at Quail Hollow Club, getting some work done on his golf game, knocking the edge off any jet lag and remembering what he did here last year.

“It’s great. A lot of great memories,” McIlroy said after finishing his round.

“(We were) talking about hitting some shots from here and from there…Talking about holing a putt from here. It’s great to be back.”

McIlroy arrived in Charlotte Sunday from his home in Northern Ireland where he had a session with his swing coach Michael Bannon last week. He also had one session with putting guru Dave Stockton here, just to trade some thoughts.

McIlroy said he doesn’t know if he’ll do more with Stockton but was interested in hearing what he had to say.

Later today, McIlroy and a few of his friends on tour are planning to play a little soccer before getting down to more serious preparation.