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
Motocaddy S1 & Pro-Series REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
Motocaddy
play button
MASTER YOUR SHORT GAME (Epic Mission EP 5)
Epic Mission
play button
REVIEWED! TAYLORMADE 2019 P790 IRONS!
TaylorMade
play button
FIRST REVIEW! TITLEIST T-SERIES IRONS!
Titleist
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Solheim Cup: Matthew confident going into final day
Lexi: "We're playing as fast as we can"
Solheim Cup: Who's playing who in the singles
WATCH: Rookie hits ugly shank in Solheim Cup
"Stop sending me hate messages" - Danielle Kang hits back at critics

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
How to hit the ball straighter with Denis Pugh
Watch
play button
A simple tip to help you stop topping the golf ball
Watch
play button
Denis Pugh’s takeaway tips
Watch
play button
How a stronger grip can lead to extra distance
Watch
See all videos right arrow