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A plaque commemorates the impressive shot that gave him the victory a year ago

A very special tribute in Rory’s return to competition


Rory McIlroy returns to competition next week after the painful outcome of the US Open. Two fateful putts robbed him of the chance to add a fifth Major to his trophy cabinet ten years later.

As the player himself announced the following day, the Northern Irishman has taken a period of rest and disconnection to try and get over the bad time as soon as possible. All eyes at the Genesis Scottish Open will undoubtedly be on Rory’s return.

When he arrives at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick, the tournament venue, Rory will find a pleasant surprise at the 18th hole.

Last Monday a plaque was placed in honour of his extraordinary shot he hit on the last hole of the course. Remember the moment: 185 meters, a wind of 40 kilometers per hour and a two iron that landed the ball less than four meters from the flag. It was, without a doubt, one of the shots of the year and it earned him a birdie that gave him the victory against Robert MacIntyre. The shot was very complicated, but the pressure of the moment made it even more impressive.

“When I turn 80, it will be one of the five best shots I have ever hit in my entire career,” Rory McIlroy said just after winning the tournament.

Life goes on, so does golf and this small tribute reminds the Northern Irishman of what he is capable of doing on a golf course. A plaque and a tournament that will surely help Rory recharge his batteries for the last Major of the season.