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Dublin: 19 °C Thursday 13 August, 2020

McIlroy criticises Blue Monster course, praises Donald Trump

The new world number one claims the course at the WGC-Cadillac Championship is “outdated”.

McIlroy has struggled at times this week.
McIlroy has struggled at times this week.

RORY MCILROY HAS been underperforming this week, and he claims the  Blue Monster course at the WGC-Cadillac Championship hasn’t helped matters.

A number of players are currently in contention to win the tournament, and McIlroy says the reason is because the course is “outdated” and thus, easier to play on.

He told reporters:

“It’s a resort golf course. It was a tough test 15 years ago but now it’s just got outdated.

“They definitely need to do something with it and it’s great to see that Trump is taking over the place and he is going to do a good job with it, I am sure.”

Justin Rose, meanwhile, who is currently tied for second place, agreed with McIlroy:

“The greens have been soft this week and any time you put a quality field on soft greens you are going to get close to the hole and make putts and birdies. Obviously the greens are somewhat flat. I think that is why there are a lot of putts made on this course. I think someone told me a stat today, I don’t know how they measure the stat but its the easiest putting course that we play. So that’s why the scores are low.”

However, tournament leader, Bubba Watson, defended the course, saying: “There are some holes that are really difficult, some are easy.”

McIlroy secured the world number one spot last week, becoming the second-ever youngest player to do so, after Tiger Woods.

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