Rory McIlroy’s month went from bad to worse after Tiger Woods blocked his…

By | June 23, 2024

Rory McIlroy’s month went from bad to worse after Tiger Woods blocked his…


Rory McIlroy has endured a torrid few weeks (Image: Getty)

It has been a month to remember for all the wrong reasons for Rory McIlroy. The golf star recently vowed that he would be resting for a few weeks before attempting to get back to winning ways on the course, and it is clear to see why he may need some downtime.



Express Sport takes a look at how the month has panned out for McIlroy…

Blocked from joining the board

Last month, The Telegraph reported that McIlroy had been blocked from returning to the PGA Tour’s policy board. He was keen for a deal to be brokered between the PGA Tour and the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) and was hopeful that returning to the board would allow him to push for other stars not to be lured away to the lucrative project. However, his return was voted against.

Denying Tiger Woods feud

After it emerged that Tiger Woods had voted in favour of McIlroy remaining off of the PGA Tour’s policy board, the latter publicly shut down speculation that a feud may be set to break out between the pair. He said:


“I would say, I mean, I think friends can have disagreements or not see things – I guess not – not see eye to eye on things but have disagreements on things.

“I think that’s fine. But no, I wouldn’t say – we had a really good talk last Friday for 45 minutes just about a lot of different things. No, there’s no strain there.


I think we might see the future of golf a little bit differently, but I don’t think that should place any strain on a relationship or on a friendship.”

Tiger Woods voted against McIlroy returning to the committee (Image: Getty)

Divorce U-turn

After seven years of marriage, it emerged that McIlroy was set to divorce from Erica Stoll. However, the Northern Irishman then U-turned on the decision and  ‘voluntarily dismissed’ his petition to split from his wife. He claimed that he had ‘resolved his differences’ with his partner and the pair had ‘realised’ that they wanted to remain as a family.



The final cherry on the top for McIlroy came at the US Open. The 35-year-old threw away a two-shot lead to hand Bryson DeChambeau the trophy at Pinehurst, self-destructing in the final few holes of the match to ensure that his 10-year wait for a fifth Major title goes on. McIlroy hit three bogeys in his final four holes, with short putts at the 16th and 18th proving decisive.


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