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Golf Australia Express : Issue 26
PLAYER THE R ORY MCILROY HAS JUST ACHIEVED A LIFELONG DREAM. AT JUST 22, THAT LEAVES A LOT OF TIME TO PONDER ONE’S UPSTART ACHIEVEMENTS; A LONG TIME TO REMINISCE ABOUT THE GOOD OLD DAYS WHEN YOU WERE THE BEST OF THEM ALL. BUT DON’T think for a moment the newly-crowned world No.1 golfer will simply go through the motions of life from now on. Far from it. The self-described self- motivator now has the weight of responsibility of being the world’s best golfer on his shoulders. And with that responsibility comes expectation—from himself as much as from fans. Two years ago with a chubby face and puppy fat belly he’d have buckled under that kind of pressure. In fact we saw that fallibility in lights less than a year ago at the US Masters when he squandered a 54-hole lead with a disastrous 80 in the final round. But those days are gone. And the 2012 version of the man— Rory 2.0—is far stronger mentally and physically than what we saw at Augusta. That’s not to say McIlroy’s invincible—we all made that mistake with Tiger Woods. But unlike the latter, McIlroy seems to own his humanity, his humility, his mistakes.