Rory McIlroy\’s month went from bad to worse after Tiger Woods blocked his proposal

June 25, 2024

It has been a month to remember for all the wrong reasons for Rory McIlroy. The golf star recently vowed that he would be resting for a few weeks before attempting to get back to winning ways on the course, and it is clear to see why he may need some downtime. Express Sport looks at how McIlroy’s month has unfolded…

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Last month, The Telegraph reported that McIlroy had been banned from returning to the PGA Tour’s policy committee. He was eager to secure a deal between the PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and hoped his return to the board would help deter other stars from being poached by the lucrative scheme. But his return was voted down.

After it was revealed that Tiger Woods had voted to remove McIlroy from the PGA Tour’s political committee, McIlroy publicly denied speculation that a feud was erupting between the two. He said, “I mean, even between friends, I think sometimes there are differences of opinion or you just don’t see things the same way, but sometimes you disagree on things instead of agreeing on them.

“I think that’s normal. But no, I wouldn’t say. We had a very enjoyable 45-minute conversation last Friday about a variety of things. And no, there’s no tension there. I think we might see the future of golf a little differently, but I don’t think it should put a strain on our relationships or friendships. »

Tiger Woods voted against McIlroy returning to committee (Image: Getty)

After seven years of marriage, it emerged that McIlroy was considering divorcing Erica Stoll. However, the Northern Irishman later renounced this decision and “voluntarily rejected” his request for divorce from his wife. He claimed that he had decided the difference with his partner, and the couple noticed that they wanted to stay as a family.

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Rory McIlroy blew his chances at Pinehurst (Image: Getty)

Rory McIlroy claimed that couldn’t be further from the truth, but the golf star let himself down

The perfect ending for McIlroy was the U.S. Open. The 35-year-old blew a two-stroke lead at Pinehurst to hand the trophy to Bryson DeChambeau before self-destructing on the final hole of the match, ensuring that his decade-long quest for a fifth major title continues. McIlroy made three bogeys over the final four holes, with short putts on the 16th and 18th holes proving decisive.