Many a player would get riled if a commentator make a critical comment that might unfair. Even if comes from a legend. There may have been a time when even Rory McIlroy would have been a bit upset. No longer.
When Nick Faldo, a six-time Major winner suggested that McIlroy might not have a plan when things start going wrong, as they did in the final round at Charles Schwab last week. From being in contention, he shot 74 and ended T-32.
When told about the Faldo comment, McIlroy was quite composed and said, “I didn’t hear that, no. Look, commentators are put in positions where, look, they have to say something. They’re not just going to sit there and be silent. I respect Nick a lot. Nick’s been really good to me growing up, as a junior golfer and even into the professional level. Look, I get the position he’s put in with commentary where you just have to say something; you have to make a comment. I’ve learned very quickly out here that you don’t take anything personally and you just move on.”