Rory McIlroy: focus in golf

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy

WE don’t usually comment too much on the private lives of golfers but Rory McIlroy’s breakup with fiancée Caroline Wozniacki has thrown up a pertinent quote touching on focus in golf.

McIlroy is obviously going through a hell of a time, said to be “clearly shaken” on the eve of the 2014 BMW PGA Championship when announcing the breakup. McIlroy had gone so far as to issue invitations at the weekend for the wedding before realising he couldn’t go through with it.

“I’m not going to lie, it’s going to be very difficult,” said the Northern Irishman when asked how he can turn his attention back towards golf. “But you know, at least when I get inside the ropes, I will just try and concentrate on the shot at hand. But yes, it’s obviously going to be difficult.”

That’s right, whatever you’re going through, the old adage and goal for us all still applies: Just one shot at a time.

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