Rory McIlroy arrived back home today to a rousing welcome ... and predictions of great things to come.
His 51 year old father told the press that ‘Rors’ would not only improve, but go on to win another major championship by the end of the year.
“Can I tell you something? I think he’s going to win another one this year. It’s just a feeling.”
Pressed on whether the prophecy would be realised at Royal St George’s for the British Open, or at Atlanta Athletic Club for the US PGA, he replies: “Royal St George’s if it’s not too windy.”
The feat of two majors in one season has not been achieved since Padraig Harrington in 2008.
But with McIlroy poised to usurp even Tiger Woods as the most powerful draw in the world game, his father perceives no limits to the heights he can attain.
Today, though, was about welcoming home the conquering hero … and the welcome was tumultuous.
US Open champion McIlroy is set to rest up after the festivities and not play again until the British Open.