Rory McIlroy gives an update on the injury: I felt like I had a little more speed


Rory McIlroy gives an update on the injury: I felt like I had a little more speed
Rory McIlroy gives an update on the injury: I felt like I had a little more speed © Cliff Hawkins / Getty Images Sport

Rory McIlroy is not giving up his fight, despite the fact that his back injury is causing him enormous problems. Rory looked much better during the second round of the Tour Championship than some expected. McIroy currently sits 6 shots off the lead.

In an interview with the media, the Northern Irishman confirmed that he still cannot give his maximum and that the injury is causing him major problems. "I felt like I had a little more speed," he said after the second round, as quoted by "I was probably half a club off my numbers (rather) than maybe a full club yesterday.

I can't hit the ball left-to-right and I can't swing my irons the way I want to. I can't turn my right side through the ball. So, from the top of the swing, I'm just sort of throwing my arms at it and it's a lot of face rotation and I can only really hit it one way with the irons.

I can't hit the driver the way I usually do. Like, teeing it up I'm teeing it down and just hitting a sort of flat little runner down there. So, yeah, look, a little limited to the shots that I can hit, but I'm getting by."

Rory McIlroy and his injury

There is no doubt that his ultimate goal is to fully recover, and he does not intend to give up immediately.

It was his belief from the very first day that the injury would disappear within a few days. Even though the injury did not go away on the second day, the most important thing for him is that it did not get any worse. Everything points to the fact that Rory will fully recover in the near future and be the right one.

"I still wanted to give it a go. I felt like if I could get through yesterday I was just hoping that each day it would get progressively better. I would say it got a touch better today in terms of being able to just put a little bit more speed into the swing.

But I played yesterday and it certainly doesn't feel any worse today, so at least I know I'm not doing any damage or I don't necessarily think that by me playing it's going to get worse. It's just a matter of doing the right things away from the golf course to make sure that it gradually gets a little better."

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