World No 2 calmed himself down with some philosophy after his Saturday night spat and then won his singles
Rory McIlroy went to bed on Saturday night in one hell of a strop. He’d lost his fourball match that afternoon, but that wasn’t the real issue. The Americans had celebrated by exuberantly waving their caps in solidarity with Patrick Cantlay, but that wasn’t the problem either.
What had really enraged him was the antics of Cantlay’s caddie Joe LaCava, getting in McIlroy’s face and whipping up the crowd just as he was about to line up a match‑saving putt. McIlroy left that 18th green angrier than he had ever been on a golf course and he was still in a blind rage when he returned to his chauffeured transport a little while later.
Written by Jonathan Liew at Marco Simone Golf Club
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