Rory McIlroy leaps to the defence of USGA over new Rules of Golf

"We all make mistakes," says Rory McIlroy.

Andy Roberts's picture
Fri, 8 Mar 2019


It would seem like nobody has a good word to say about golf's governing bodies when it comes to the new Rules of Golf in 2019. That is unless you're Rory McIlroy.


McIlroy addressed the media ahead of this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational where he lines up as the defending champion.

The Ulsterman was quizzed about his thoughts on the modernised rule book, fresh off the latest controversial exchange between the USGA and Justin Thomas.

"I think that the governing bodies are a very easy target right now in the game of golf and it's very easy for people to jump on the bandwagon and sort of criticise," said McIlroy.

"But all these entities in golf, they're not trying to do anything bad for the game, they're trying to help the game in some way. So I think we all have to give them a bit of leeway here and say, yes, they probably made some mistakes but we all do.

"I'm sure they will get it right eventually."




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