Despite from all the rumors that Paul McGinley will not be part of the Olympic Games in Rio, he teamed up with the world No.1 Rory Mcllroy and them both will lead Ireland golf team for the upcoming Olympics
On the other hand another rumor is denied as Rory Mcllroy, who was the starter of the Europe’s win over the US, will represent Ireland instead of Great Britain. They have previously teamed up on several occasions, and the last win over at Gleneagles was commented by Rory and Paul’s abilities to lead the team. He praised their current captain as one of the best in the world and wonderful person. He is sure that all the 12 players share the same opinion for their captain.
The defending champion Mcllroy who previously played in the Australian open carded four birdies and two bogeys after hitting two-under-par 69 in Sydney, Australian Open. He commented that anything in the 60s is a pretty good score for him, probably just to make him feel better. The American leader Jordan Spieth is two up by the following defending champion Mcllroy, who is one shoot away from the Australian duo Aron Price and Scott Gardiner. The young 21-year-old Spieth on the other hand, cannot find anything to brag about in this tournament. Anyways he managed to put in six birdies in not so comfortable conditions to play. He commented that after all it was a good round for him, as his short game kept him in sharing the third place. His tactics on Friday is just to have concentration, not to worry about the score board and let his putted do the work. Mcllroy is trying to find an alibi in the jet-lag after flying from Dubai, having previously played in the Runner-up finish behind Henrik Stenson in the World Tour Championship.
He commented about his game saying that he made a really good start, but lost his game somewhere in the middle of the round around the ninth hole. He had his ups and downs the whole round, but the three birdies in one bogey, as he said, kept him back from the leading spot. Don’t forget the online sports betting forums.
Mcllroy who previously fought with the tired Henrich Stenson for the Dubai, blames the jet-lag and non-sleepy nights to the fact that his shots were without power, and short.
North Ireland’s best player Rory McIlroy and his neighbor the English Justin Rose both missed an easy shots in the last call, making things even easier for Stenson, and sharing the second palse with Dubuisson Victor. The Northern Ireland player said that he thought he was finally going to get 16 under this week, but being bad for this whole week has taken its toll. He added that it was a disappointing week and that anyone with better game could have taken in. None of the competitors managed to play their best game.
Ireland’s Shane Lowry made it within the top 50 after finishing on the fifth place today, with little difference compared to the first four players.