Saturday 16 December 2017

Declan Lynch: Rory's flag master stroke is a defeat for eejitry everywhere

Rory McIlroy's tricolour manoeuvre shows that he is a true champion, writes Declan Lynch

AS RORY McIlroy tapped in for his par on the last hole at Congressional, I suspect that the vast majority were thinking about an article in this paper which was published just a week after the Masters.

At that time there was grave concern throughout the media about the way that Rory had thrown it away at Augusta, with many wondering if he would ever be right again.

But there was one article which took a different line, arguing that Rory would rise above the terrible events of Amen Corner, concluding with the line that "he will win another Major before the year is out . . ." and that "he will be as magnificent in victory as he was in defeat".

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