Loosing Sunday, Winning Monday!
What a Sunday Golf it was... as simultaneously 3 players were trying to win there first PGA tour event, William McGirt on the PGATOUR leading by 2 after 54 holes, Emiliano Grillo on the European TOUR leading by 2 after 54 holes and Karine Icher and the LPGA TOUR tie for the lead after 65 holes... They unfortunatly lost the tournament on Sunday (McGirt 73 tie for 6th, Grillo 73 tie for 5th and Icher 71 tie for 3rd) but might have won a lesson on Monday!
Here is one lesson they might learn: 'You need to lose before you can win', Rory McIlroy tells Adam Scott. FORMER world No 1 golfer Rory McIlroy has backed Adam Scott to bounce back fast from his British Open championship collapse, much in the same manner the Northern Irishman did.
McIlroy famously let a four-shot lead slip in the 2011 Masters with a final-round 80 but annihilated the field at the following US Open to win by eight shots. Scott looked certain to grab his first major championship when he led the British Open this month by four with four to play, only to close with four straight bogeys to lose to Ernie Els by a shot.
"You need to lose before you can win," McIlroy said in Ohio as he ironically looks to unseat Scott as the defending champion at the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational. "You need to learn how to handle that. I'm sure he knows what he's done wrong, and I'm sure that when he gets himself in that position again, that he'll do the right thing."
McIlroy sent Scott a text message immediately after the collapse, telling him to remain positive.
"I sort of felt like I knew how he was feeling," he said. "I just said to him, 'don't let the last four holes hide the fact that you played better than everyone else for the first 68'. "It's a tough loss . . . you think it's the only chance you're ever going to get, and your whole world came crashing down. But in reality, Adam is such a great player he is going to have plenty of chances to win major championships. "Former world No 1 and Scott's childhood idol Greg Norman agreed, saying the collapse will serve as a catalyst for future success. He said such collapses were commonplace in golf and it was only the enormity of the occasion that made his stand out.
"There is not a player on this planet who hasn't done that," Norman said in London. "When you put yourself up there in that upper echelon, you're going to get those things happening to you. Embrace them. Embrace the adversity of life and learn about how you can improve on them in any way you can." Source from > AAP
Grillo leading by 2 starting with a 9, and 43 front nine then back nine 30 finishing with 5 birdies in a row!