The tournament Dell Technologies Match Play was not good for the Rory Mcllroy.
The champion of four-time (major) from Northern Ireland lost the match in the opening round itself. The chances of getting back into the game, also got over when Gary Woodland withdrew his name from the group later after a day. Woodland described the matter as personal and withdraws his name from the group. The move of Woodland ensured two things, first the exit of Mcllroy from the event and seconds the winning of Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen.
You must be thinking about the second finish, let’s have a complete look at match for details.
On the opening day of the event, Argentina’s player Emiliano Grillo was teed off by McIlroy. And both the players flapped their way around the Austin Country Club. And that was all for a pointless 18 holes.
After the exit from the game, McIlroy said “Both I and Emiliano are alike, so, what do we do? Moving up at 18, half could have been called by us, but it does not bother us. What I believe was our fault, we took the first match casually and we didn’t win it. If the format of the game was the old one, then I would have been out of the event before this.”
Though, McIlroy is out of the event, but he has no disappointment for that. After all, he knows what he did in the match. According to the resources, the player has not changed his plan to skip the Houston Open. He will participate in other majors and will look into the mistakes that he have made in this event. However, different players have different comments on this move of McIlroy. Some want McIlroy to play Houston and some say skipping it is a good idea.