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@127WhiskyI'm not naive at all, I know who pays him & that it's not magic money. Rory isn't No1 & 4 time Major winner by magic other than he weaves with his clubs. No one PUT him where he is.Talent &hard graft earned him the big bucks.The execs of Nike & other sponsors never hit a single shot for him & I'm sure none of them are so profoundly obtuse as to think he shouldn't have a normal life.
This item is absolute rubbish, Jordan Speith not preparing for next week, what type of course was chambers bay? Only played there 2 weeks ago, can the bbc get an ex pro or someone who knows what there on about do these articles!!!
People will be kidding themselves if McIlroy being injured is not a blow to the competition and the tournament as a whole. Not only is he the defending champion, he is currently golf's most marketable star and number one in the world plus the home favourite. It should still be an exciting tournament as golf is unpredictable but it would have been nice to have a showdown between McIlroy and Spieth.
@124 Whisky : Just answer this ! Had instead Mcilroy gone out for a gentle cycle ride and got knocked over by a lorry, should he have gone out cycling ? Had he gone out for a meal and got beaten up by some yobs, should he have stayed at home ? Your obviously a very play safe, not take a risk sort of anorak wearing trainspotter type of fragile geek ! Live a bit Whisky. Go out a bit more :-)
At least he showed despite fame & money he is a normal person. Respect him for that, my only concern ( not personal but professional) is that it is going to take a long time for that ankle to be ok for the rigours of pro golf. This idea of fight between Spieth & McIlroy is pure media invention, normal golfers don't buy that.
Are Nike that bothered? They have got lots a publicity over him not playing and will until the final putt on Sunday. Nike don't seem to mind whether their players get good or bad publicity, after all they kept Tiger on board.
@bigalI can't believe how naive you are; who pays him? Nike, Sponsors etc... it's not magic money... so of course he has a responsibility to those who put him where he is... himself included.Yes ability gets you so far, but he did not get where he is today on his own, only the PROFOUNDLY obtuse would think that
@125Hard work....and money from sponsors, Nike, pay tv subscribers, fans et al. He has a responsibility to turn up at the big events and not take unnecessary risks and suffer injury. Yes, he can turn his ankle on the stairs, pavement or whether - having a kickabout increases the risk of it happening significantly.
Whisky @124. Let me explain once more. My original comment was a response to @75 who claimed Rory owed a responsibility to those who "put him where he is". Rory is where he is, not by accident but because he has worked hard & applied his phenomenal talent. That's a FACT & only the most PROFOUNDLY obtuse would deny that. Wait! that explains everything. Now get back in bed before you hurt yourself
@BigalYou're giving your opinion, not stating facts; it's important not to confuse the two.He could have injured his ankle walking down the stairs, but its far less likely than if he was playing football.@BantamYou amaze me so much I don't think you are real...Just answer this... Given that McIlroy has badly injured his ankle, do you think it was a good idea to play football?
Notice to all Major competing golfers. 1 month before event start : 1) Do not run, go to the gym, play another sport in case of injury. 2 ) Be vary careful what you eat ( none of that foreign spicy stuff ) because of potential food poisoning. 3 ) Stay indoors in case of being run over, brick falling on head, terrorist attack, car crash. When playing BEWARE, golf balls can kill ! !
@120 Whisky He's out of bed again nurse!!I'm not being bitter, just stating facts. If you don't understand what I'm getting at that's because you didn't read/understand @75 which I was challenging. As for what you & others think about his injury being idiotic, I've no opinion either way on that. Accidents happen.He could easily have done his ankle walking downstairs. Either way it's unlucky.
The test is will McIlroy, when he is fit and fully recovered, have another kick around with his mates. The answer will almost certainly be no (at least at this time of the year).
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