Rory’s staying closer to home

rory-mcilroyYou have to say that the young man, Rory McIlroy, is not only a great golfer (currently number 9 in the world) and a great ambassador for Northern Ireland, but is also showing remarkable wisdom. He has not been seduced by the American dollar and has decided to play most of his golf on this side of the Atlantic.

I like the bit where he said he found himself sitting in an American hotel room watching the European Tour on the Golf Channel and thinking to himself, “That’s where I want to be.” It’s good to know where you belong and where you want to be.

Clearly he understands that there is much more to life than making loads of money. He has already made a small fortune and will probably make much more money in the future, but it’s encouraging that he realises that there are other aspects to life that are important, and that relationships and friendships are very precious. By showing this kind of wisdom, he might avoid the awful mess that his colleague Tiger Woods has made of his situation.

Well done, Rory. And maybe with this decision he will be able to be a more regular visitor to Ravenhill to stand up for some other of his fellow Ulstermen.

4 Replies to “Rory’s staying closer to home”

  1. Whilst I agree with the centiment of your comments I hope Rory will become a little more like Kenny Parry, another professional golfer from the USA who gives 10% of his winnings to needy causes. In 2008 he gave nearly $250,000 towards local churches and charities in his native Kentucky.

  2. When I worked in Holywood I would have seen Rory dandering about the local Tescos. I liked the fact that no-one went up to him or bothered him in anyway. Maybe that’s because it’s Holywood though – he’s not the only start that lives there!

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