‘Irish Quitter Gene’ Behind McIlroy Walk-Off, Claim British Golf Enthusiasts
BRITISH Golf enthusiasts have pinned the blame on Rory McIlroy’s ‘Irish quitter gene’ today, following his dramatic walk-off from the Honda Classic last Friday.
The 23-year-old hit the headlines when he quit the tournament after struggling through the first eight holes of his second round in seven-over par, leaving many British fans uncertain about the golf-pros true nationality.
“It was obviously his Irish side coming out in him.” said English amateur golf guy Timothy Ransbottom. “That’s the problem with mixed northy races like McIlroy – you don’t know which side of him is going to play on the day.”
Meanwhile, speaking to the media, McIlroy said he wasn’t sure what side of himself would be playing in this week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship, but vowed to spend more time in the UK with some of his British friends in preparation for it.
“Its just hard growing up on the fence,” he said. “One day I’m Paddy poopy pants, and the next I’m George the putting King!”
Following his walk-off, the Iretish golfer initially told reporters he was not in a “good place mentally”, before mentioning that he could hear renditions of ‘Danny Boy’ and ‘Come out ye black and tans’ in his head throughout the tournament.
“It would start with Danny boy in the tee-off and progress from there.” he explained. “By the time I got to the putting green it would be full on rebel songs and I think that put me off my game.”