Tiger Woods 'fans' gave Rory McIlroy a headache

Rory And Tiger

Sick of hearing fans yelling out at golf tournaments? Yep, so is Rory McIlroy.

The four-time major winner said he needed ‘a couple of Advil’ after completing the second round of the Genesis Open, and added that he sympathised with playing partner Tiger Woods who has had to deal with noisy distractions throughout his career.

“I've got a headache after all that,” admitted McIlroy. “I swear, playing in front of all that, he gives up half a shot a day on the field. It’s two shots a tournament he has to give to the field because of all that that goes on around. So, whether that calms down the more he plays and it doesn't become such a novelty that he's back out playing again because it's -- it's tiring.”

Woods, who missed the cut, echoed McIlroy’s comments, adding that distractions outside the ropes had “cost me a few tournaments here and there.”

Read more - Fan ejected after yelling at Tiger Woods

“All it takes is one shot on a Thursday that you lose a tournament by a shot on Sunday,” said Woods. “What people don't realise is it's not just something that happens on Sunday afternoon. This is cumulative and it's par for the course. I’ve dealt with it for a very long time.”

That, insists McIlroy, is unfair and puts Tiger at a disadvantage.

"It's just the whole thing,” he added. “‘Guys, you've got a six-foot putt, ‘It doesn't break as much as you think,’ just stuff like this that they don't have to say. Just stuff.

"You know, whoever is teeing off at 8:30 in the morning doesn't get that and can just go about his business and just do his thing.

"So, that's tough and Tiger has had to deal with that every single time he goes out to play."

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
THE MOST DIFFICULT LIES IN GOLF | GOLF EXPLAINED
Golf Lessons
play button
AM I A GOOD ENOUGH GOLFER TO USE A SET OF BLADES???
blades
play button
PICKING OUR FAVOURITE UTILITY IRON - Callaway X Forged UT vs TaylorMade SIM UDI vs Titleist U•500
Utility Irons
play button
HOW TO GAIN 20 YARDS OFF THE TEE | GOLF EXPLAINED
Golf Lessons
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

European Tour and PGA Tour announce new "strategic alliance"
PING Europe is under new leadership
Historic Scots golf club suffers ‘heartbreaking’ vandalism
Gordon Sherry shares pro regrets (and has advice for today's young players)
"It's infuriating!" - Scottish golf course hit by vandals

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Swing with more arm speed
Callaway
play button
Stop hooking the ball with a weaker grip
Watch
play button
A very individual golf swing and lesson
Watch
play button
Take the club away on the correct path
Watch
See all videos right arrow