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Golf Australia Express : Issue 7
BIG Q THE RISK INJURY FOR PAR? Dropping a shot to par is painful. So too is getting injured. Rory McIlroy experienced both at the PGA Championship. We wondered, was the attempt to save one shot worth him risking injury? HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE STATE OF THE GAME... WRISTY BUSINESS GLORY’S LAST shot: it’s the tag line of the PGA Championship. But for Rory McIlroy, his came way too early at Atlanta Athletic. A battle with a tree root ended up rooting his chances for a second major this year. The jarring attempt to recover from trouble ended with the talented Northern Irishman hurting his wrist to the point he could barely play on. Since arriving on Tour in 2007, the now 22-year- old has shown a thirst for risk-reward golf—a player prepared to take it on at any cost. But this time around that cost was a hefty one. The impetuous decision to go for glory instead of taking his medicine shows he’s still maturing as a golfer. Aren’t we all? (And how good is it when it comes off, though?) McIlroy summed up how many of us feel when presented with the do or die situation on course: “I thought if I could make contact with the ball and let the club go I could get away with it. In hindsight I would have been better to chip out sideways and still get a five. But it was a shot where I thought if I took it on and pulled it off it could have saved me a shot.” After the incident McIlroy continued in pain playing the final 70 holes, clearly well below 100 per cent fitness. He finished the event at 11-over-par in a tie for 64th place. Ironically McIlroy made bogey on the fateful hole, the very thing he wanted to avoid.