Monday 18 December 2017

Norman empathises with McIlroy's plight

Greg Norman has said he knows what Rory McIlroy must have gone through as his Masters dream was crushed with a closing 80 at Augusta.

"I knew exactly how he felt - I've experienced it," the Australian told the PGA Tour website.

In 1996 Norman led by six, shot 78 and lost by five to Nick Faldo. McIlroy went from four in front to 10 behind, suffering a terrible back nine that included a triple bogey seven at the 10th, a bogey at 11, a double bogey at the 12th and another dropped shot on 15.

"What is it with golf destiny?" he added. " Isn't it strange? It taps you on the back of your head and it either pushes you ahead or pushes you back. Who determines that? It's crazy."

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