After celebrating a famous Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagles Rory Mcilroy arrives at The Home of Golf in good spirits to take part in the 2014 Dunhill Championship this week. With a prize fund of US$5 million, the championship incorporates two separate competitions – an individual professional tournament for the world’s leading golfers and a team event in which the professionals are paired with some of the most celebrated amateur golfers which creates a unique atmosphere. Playing with his father Gerry the relaxed pro-am format played over Kingsbarns, Carnoustie and the Old Course St Andrews is the perfect week of competitive golf for the world’s number one golfer.
Rory when asked to reveal how the kilt made its way onto social media and him during the events of Sunday night’s celebrations he explained,
‘Honestly, I don’t remember – the timeline gets a bit fuzzy about midnight.’
Rory continued by revealing how much he enjoyed getting to know some of his peers such as Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher as the famous photo shows.
Gallacher, a Scot revealed to the Scottish Golf Podcast how proud he was of Gleneagles and Scotland in its hosting of the 2014 Ryder Cup.
Mcilroy, talking to the media for the first time since the Ryder Cup spoke of his love of links golf and his appreciation of the three courses which he loves. He has special admiration for the Old Course and the Dunhill where he effectively secured his European Tour card back in 2007 as an eighteen year old with a top 5 finish.
Early preparation for defending the Open Championship next summer here in St Andrews is another great excuse to walk the links of Scotland with his father and best friend.
We will be catching up with the players throughout the week here in St Andrews so stay tuned for more.