Dylan Dethier reports on Rory McIlroy’s SiriusXM radio appearance discussion, among other topics, the surprise factor in Tiger Woods winning the ZOZO Championship after slapping the ball around in Monday’s warm-up Skins Game.
Note the final remark in conversation with show host Brad Faxon:
“Obviously whatever he did, he got it together for a few days and that was some performance, to play that good on that golf course,” McIlroy said. “That was a pretty tough golf course, so to have that control of his ball like that, to shoot 19 under and win pretty easy in the end was awfully impressive.”
McIlroy cited the 2018 Tour Championship, Woods’ first victory in more than five years, as another occasion where Woods had blown him away with a combination of course management and game control.
“When he gets into contention, that’s what he does. He makes other guys try to do too much and they make mistakes and more often than not he’s the guy holding the trophy at the end of the day.”