A Rory Story

Reese Witherspoon, Rory McIlroy and myself all have something in common – besides being incredibly attractive celebrities.

We all have zero FedEx Cup points, although watch out for Reese if  “Michael Douglas & Friends” ever gets some FedEx Cup points attached to it.

McIlroy, a 21-year-old prodigy, lost another big lead in Malaysia over the weekend on the European Tour. (That’s why Rory doesn’t pick up many FedEx Cup points.  He rarely plays the PGA Tour before summer.) McIlroy lost to someone younger than himself (17-year-old Matteo Manassero) after he held a 3-shot lead on Sunday. This comes a week after Rory threw in a final round 80 as all the golf experts were ready to give him a green jacket after the third round of The Masters.

There’s something about Sunday’s and McIlroy. His current final round scoring average this year on the PGA Tour (in just four tournaments) is 76.3. That 80 at Augusta didn’t help.

Rory seems to play at a Mickelson pace. His only win in the States was a jaw-dropping, “no freaking way” 62 final round at Quail Hollow in Charlotte last year. Phil actually finished second. Take a closer look at the overall performance from that weekend and you get the following scorecard: 72-73-66-62. It’s all or nothing. Rors went without a trophy on the European Tour last year, only winning a single championship in his four-year career across the pond.

It’s way too early to make a guess on where McIlroy will end up. He’s still in the top ten in the Overall World Golf Rankings (8th) and a favorite to win the U.S. Open in June. He’s also just 21.

Witherspoon’s latest flop was called “How Do You Know?” That’s the perfect question for Rory McIlroy and the state of his golf game.

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