the rory horror show
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While McIlroy's club change this season and a light playing schedule have affected his performance, he firmly denied matters off the golf course were clouding his thoughts, saying: "No, not at all, no, no."
Six-time Major champion Faldo, who turned 56 yesterday on the course where he won two of his three Claret Jugs, urged McIlroy to "concentrate 100pc" on golf while at his peak for the next 20 years.
Insisting he did not feel vindicated by yesterday's events, Faldo said: "I like the kid and can speak from experience. All I'm trying to say is I've been there, seen it and I know what can happen. I'm trying to give him a little caring, loving advice here.
"I thought the equipment change was very dangerous and tried to explain the feel factor. Bottom line, Rory looks a different person, let alone a different golfer, than when he walked out of Kiawah Island with the USPGA last August."