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
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x