Golf has been a huge part of my life since a very young age. My Dad introduced me to the game when I was 2 years old and from that moment on I was hooked. I still love the game now as much as I did when I first got a club in my hand. It’s a bug.
I take my physical fitness and well-being very seriously. I believe that being in good physical shape helps me to be a better player. I can drive the ball further, my energy and concentration levels are improved and I feel like I have an extra edge when the pressure is on. A healthy body equals a healthy mind.
I am a sports nut at heart. While golf is my passion, I am a huge fan of all sports - particularly football, rugby, basketball, tennis and boxing. I love the excitement of watching sports on TV and I try to get to as many live sports events as I can when I am on the road. When it comes to sports - I’m the same as any normal fan!
My Mum and Dad gave up a lot so I could play this game, and I can never thank them enough. Spending time with my family, be it at home or when they come out to support me at tournaments, is very important to me.
I am very fortunate to be able to play a game that I love for a living. It has given me the opportunity to travel the world, meet some amazing people and do some pretty cool stuff. While some aspects of my world are unusual, the reality is that I am still the same person as I was growing up. No matter what happens in my life, I just want to be me.
Oct 24 - 27
Lake Malaren GC, Shanghai, China
Oct 31 - Nov 3
Sheshan International GC, Shanghai, China
Nov 14 - 17
Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE
Nov 28 - Dec 1
The Royal Sydney Golf Club, Australia
Dec 5 - 8
Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks, California
© 2013 Rory McIlroy