The RBC Heritage is uncomfortable on the calendar to be played after the Augusta Masters, although it did not sit well with the world’s No. 1 having reprogrammed itself due to the pandemic.
Rory McIlroy admits the difficulty of obtaining an outstanding result in this return to PGA Tour after the pandemic impasse, after posting another disappointing performance that saw him finish 41st at the recent Hilton Head event.
Previously, the world number 1 had ranked 32nd in the Charles Schwab Challenge, a tournament that marked the relaunch of the circuit, and this weekend he could not excel at RBC Heritage either.
“Once I arrived and played on the golf course, I remembered why I have not been here for a while. It is difficult,” revealed the Northern Irishman after analyzing his performance, at a Harbor Town Golf Links where he has not played since 2009, when it was in 58th position.
“It’s a lovely place. There are other courses on the tour that probably fit my game a bit better and obviously the week after the Augusta Masters (when the tournament is traditionally held in mid-April) is always difficult.” , dimensioned on how difficult this contest is.
“The boys like to come and decompress, but my decompression idea is not to see golf clubs for a week. I had a decent start and after seeing the ball in the water on the fourth hole stopped any momentum. I played well after that, I suppose. I made a birdie in the ninth and then one entering the final stretch, “he said in relation to his level.
McIlroy will thread his third week in search of reuniting with his best level when he presents this Thursday at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell.
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