Rory McIlroy Rips Shirt Following Poor Dubai Finish

Rory McIlroy was pictured with a ripped shirt as he headed to the scorers hut following the conclusion of his final round.

Rory McIlroy Rips Shirt
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Golf can be a stressful game at the best of times and, on Sunday at the DP World Tour Championship, that was clear to see, as four-time Major champion Rory McIlroy ripped his shirt following a disappointing finish to his tournament.

With only a handful of holes left to play in Dubai, McIlroy looked to be on course to add yet another title to his already incredible career.

However, playing the 15th, the 32-year-old struck the pin with his second shot, the ball catapulting off the flag and into the bunker.

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The end result was a costly bogey for McIlroy, who then went on to cheaply three-putt the following hole.

As his nearest rival Collin Morikawa birdied the 17th and 18th, McIlroy's dismal run continued, as he bogeyed the last and eventually finished five shots back of the American.

Visibly frustrated with his final round 74, the 32-year-old's frustration boiled over, as he ripped the collar of his shirt, tearing a sizeable portion of it open before he made it to the scorers hut.

You can see the images below.

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Matt Cradock
Matt Cradock

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.