Rory McIlroy's Ryder Cup prep: "BMW PGA followed by bachelor party in Mykonos!"

Rory McIlroy's schedule leading up to Ryder Cup is action-packed!

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Wed, 9 Aug 2023
Rory McIlroy's Ryder Cup prep: "BMW PGA followed by bachelor party in Mykonos!"

Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will be playing competitive golf six out of the next eight weeks culminating with the Ryder Cup. There will be some time to party, too. 

Starting this week, McIlroy, 34, has got three straight events in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs where he bids to defend the FedEx Cup and win it for a record fourth time. 

The Northern Irishman already holds the most FedEx Cup titles at three (2016, 2019. 2022), which is one more than Tiger Woods (2007, 2009). 

McIlroy will then take a week out before heading over to compete in his home Irish Open on the DP World Tour, shortly before heading down to Surrey in England to compete in the BMW PGA Championship. 

There will be some time to let his hair down to attend a mate's bachelor party in Mykonos after teeing it up in the flagship event of the DP World Tour season at Wentworth, though. 

That will only be a few days, giving him plenty of time to focus on getting his game in the best possible shape to help Europe regain the Ryder Cup two weeks later in Rome. 

Could Mykonos be a heavy one?

"I'll have a few days to dry out before the Ryder Cup," said McIlroy. 

McIlroy told reporters ahead of the FedEx St Jude Championship in Memphis today: 

"Yeah, so I've got the next three weeks, then I have a week off, then I'll play the Irish Open. I'll play Wentworth.
"I've got a buddy's bachelor party in Mykonos after Wentworth for a few days, and then I have a few days to dry out before the Ryder Cup.
"I've got a big, whatever that is, six-out-of-eight run culminating with the Ryder Cup where I'm hoping to play a lot of golf.
"I think those two off weeks are going to be important to just conserve energy and to really manage my time well and make sure I'm doing the right things so that I'm ready to go when I need to."

Rory McIlroy's upcoming schedule leading up to the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome, Italy: 

  • FedEx St Jude Championship (PGA Tour, August 10-13) 
  • BMW Championship (PGA Tour, August 17-20)
  • Tour Championship (PGA Tour, August 24-27)
  • Irish Open (DP World Tour, September 7-10) 
  • BMW PGA (DP World Tour, September 14-17)
  • Mate's Bachelor Party (Mykonos, few days)
  • Ryder Cup (September 29-October 1) 

As for the rest of his season thereafter, McIlroy is only planning on playing in the DP World Tour's season-ending DP World Tour Championship from November 16-19. 

McIlroy confirmed to reporters he will be using a new putter to start the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Whether it remains in the bag after this week remains to be seen. 

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