Rory McIlroy 'never sees a time' when he won't be European Tour member

2016 02 Getty Images 505766774
• Rory McIlroy pledges his commitment to the European Tour
• The 26-year-old 'never sees a time' he won't be a member
• His words will be music to the ears of Keith Pelley

RORY MCILROY

Rory McIlroy has reiterated his commitment to the European Tour by saying that he ‘never sees a time’ when he won’t be a member.


His comments will be music to the ears of European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley, who altered terms of the membership and Ryder Cup qualifying criteria last November in order to keep the major European names affiliated to the tour.

But McIlroy did admit that travelling so much caused him a slight concern, having spent only a handful of nights in his own bed at his $9.5m Florida mansion since the summer.
"I never see a time when I won't be a European Tour member" - Rory McIlroy

“Advantages are you get to play in diversity, I guess,” said the 26-year-old. “You get to play in so many different countries and experience new things, which is great. It was so nice, I had not spent a night in my own bed in Florida, I got there on last Monday after Dubai.

CONTINUES BELOW...

DP World Tour Championship - Previews

“I spent a night there in September, and before that, I stayed there the week before the US Open in June. That was the last time I was in my house in Florida.

“So it was nice to walk in and it's nice to have a base. That's why I love this time of the year, because I can go home on a Sunday night even in between tournaments and get a couple of nights in my own bed and fly out again. That's the nice thing about just playing this tour.

“But I'm a European. The European Tour gave me so many opportunities at start of my career and I'll always be indebted to them and I'll always go back and play, and I never see a time when I won't be a European Tour member.”


Rory McIlroy pledges commitment :: Your thoughts


Should Rory feel so indebted to the European Tour? And what do you think it means for the tour that he'll be sticking around? Leave your thoughts in the 'Comments' section below.

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
Release the clubhead at impact
Watch
play button
How to hit the ball straighter with Denis Pugh
Watch
play button
Maintaining your posture
Watch
play button
Swing and shoulder plane
Watch
See all videos right arrow