Rory McIlroy will hop the Masters Par-3 Contest in the coming week in the expectations that it would serve him end off the career Grand Slam at the Augusta National.
Speaking to several media houses, he told that he is not going to play the Par-3 Contest in 2016 as this is just too much dogfight and this is a bit of a beguilement.
Rory, who has played in Masters a total of 7 times with a 4th spot finish previous year his best result, missed the pre-tournament event just only one time. In that year, i.e.in 2011, Northern Irishman went to the back 9 on Sunday in the search for that green jacket, just to fall into a tie for fifteenth after a final-round 80.
He showed that break down as the reason he reuturn in his next major, the U.S. Open 2011, just to claim his 1st Grand Slam win at the Congressional Country Club.
At the Par-3 event in the year 2015, Rory made waves when he had Niall Horan, One Direction star, caddy for him. The year before that, Rory’s former fiancée, Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, caddied for him.
Since the inception of Par-3 Contest in the year 1960, no one has ever won this and the Masters in that very same year.
Smylie Kaufman, during their WGC Dell Match Play game around 2 weeks ago, was saying Rory McIlroy regarding his visit to the Augusta National a few days earlier, getting all set for his first Masters. Rory wanted to know what he thought of this place.
McIlroy told that he told that he went to do some prep work and it appears that there are a lot of birdies up there. Now a veteran of 7 Masters, Rory might just smile.
McIlroy chuckled saying. He told Smylie that he had a tale regarding the day a series of birdies was made. In fact, it was a record number of birdies.
Rory recalled that he played with Anthony Kim when he made eleven birdies. Yeah, there are plenty of birdies out there.
Off somewhere passing his life as he goes, Anthony might be a solitary, but oh, how he was a bolt of adrenaline and excitement when he ruffled along PGA Tour stage. There was a bluster to Kim that was to be taken earnestly. But so was there an infective personality that was to be relished.
Officials demonstrated a sense of awareness when they coupled three Masters rookies in the year 2009. Kim was twenty-three, McIlroy nineteen and Ryo Ishikawa seventeen, and the media loved the storylines. In Round One, however, there was not a lot to write about. Rory shot 72, Ishikawa 74 and Anthony a 75 that included 5 bogeys against just 2 birdies.