Rory McIlroy put on an incredible performance to win The Quail Hollow Championship.
“I suppose I got into the zone, I hadn’t realized I was going in 9, 10 under. I just know I got my nose in front and I was just trying to stay there,” said McIlroy after the round. In his post round interview he also said that he was really seeing his shots, and hitting them, and that he saw his lines much clearer. He wasn’t being technical or addressing the ball full of swing thoughts. He was visualizing and executing, and it’s a great way to play golf.
One of the amazing things about that round is that he stayed in the zone and in the moment. He wasn’t trying to break the record. He wasn’t forcing shots. He recalled a similar time that he had been in the zone like that and it helped keep him going.
Most golfers whenever they’re close to a record, usually their personal best, they end up sabotaging themselves. One of the things that separates tour players from almost every other golfer, besides their sharply honed skills is that they are not afraid to go low. Many golfers have a fear of success and is one thing keeping them from playing their best. We can all learn from and be inspired by young McIlroy’s achivements. He’s got a great mind to go with a great game, and I’m sure there is a lot more we’ll see from him.