Rory McIlroy Gives Update On Tiger Woods

The four-time Major winner says that Woods is still giving him heat from the hospital bed after a disappointing final round at Bay Hill

Rory McIlroy Gives Update On Tiger Woods
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The four-time Major winner says that Woods is still giving him heat from the hospital bed after a disappointing final round at Bay Hill

Rory McIlroy Gives Update On Tiger Woods

Rory McIlroy has given an update on Tiger Woods' health, saying that the 15-time Major winner is doing better and will hopefully be returning home to Florida in the near future.

Rory was speaking to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where he also revealed that Woods texted him before the final round at Bay Hill and is still giving him heat from the hospital bed after a disappointing final round.

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"All the guys got together and were like okay, what can we do to send a message to Tiger to let him know that we're thinking about him? A sign of solidarity and how we appreciate him so much, everything he's done for the game," Rory told Jimmy Fallon of the Sunday Red tributes at the recent WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession.

"Everyone coming out in the red and black on Sunday a couple of weeks ago was just a very small way to show that we are thinking about him and hopefully we see him back out here again soon.

"I've spoken to him a little bit, he's doing better.

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"I think all the guys have reached out to him, you know hopefully if things go well over the next week or so he might be able to get home and start recovery at home, which would be great for him, so see his kids, see his family.

"But yeah he's doing better, I just think all of us are wishing him a speedy recovery at this point.

"He text me some words of encouragement before the final round at Bay Hill on Sunday and things didn't quite go to plan and he was the first one to text me and be like 'What's going on here?'

"So even from the hospital bed he's still giving me some heat."

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x