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McIlroy, Motivated by Doubters

McIlroy, Motivated by Doubters

The 23-year-old Rory McIlroy proved his doubters wrong after winning the USPGA Championship with eight shots ahead and breaking the seven-shot record of Jack Nicklaus in the same event way back in the 1970s. McIlroy gave a performance matching that of his another major win in 2011 US Open. The victory also made him feel better bringing him back at the top of the world rankings after slumping earlier of this year.

“A few people in this room were probably pressing panic buttons for no reason. I don’t think I could have answered it in any better way – and yeah, to be honest, it did motivate me. I did want to go out there and prove a few people wrong.” McIlroy said.

It took him four weeks to get back in shape, be totally fit for the game and rise from the crash. Every effort was all worth it coming out from the event very successfully. “To sit up here and see this trophy and call myself a multiple major champion… not many people have done it and I’m very privileged to join such an elite list of names,” the enthused McIlroy said.

He added, “I don’t care if I win by one or by eight – I just want to win – but it’s nice to break a record like that, especially of Jack Nicklaus. He’s the most successful player of all time so far. It’s a nice achievement.”

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