When Matt Wallace walked by the ropes to see McIlroy and Xander

Matt Wallace shot rounds of 70-70 on the first two days and missed the cut at the Charles Schwab Challenge last week. While most other players would have gone back to the hotel, rested or spent some time at the range or the greens to practice, Wallace, now ranked 46thin the world, but once ranked as high as 23rd, decided to ‘watch’ some golf.

He went back to the course over the weekend, and watch Rory McIlroy and Xander play to together in the third round

Wallace said, “Yeah, it was him (Rory) and Xander. They were playing together. It was quite a cool group to watch. When can you watch the world No. 1 and another top ten player in the world with no crowd there? Firstly, I’d like to go and see what that’s like, and secondly, I’d like to watch the best player in the world play.

“Just both of them, both of their aura, their characteristics, their charisma on the golf course is something to learn from. Yeah, just seeing Rory hit his driver and his iron play — even though he didn’t play well that day or scored well, it’s still — you can still see that he’s the best player in the world.”


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